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February 28, 2014
Global Music Awards
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Best of Show ________________________________________________________
Best of ShowÂ honors go toÂ Dr. Lawrence Golan, Professor of Conducting at theÂ University of Denverâ€™s Lamont School of MusicÂ and Music Director of theÂ Yakima Symphony Orchestra, for his album,Â Indian Summer. Performing the rich and vibrant compositions of George Perlman, Golan excels as an accomplished violinist for which he also receives ourÂ Award of ExcellenceÂ for hisÂ acoustic instrumental performance within a group. InÂ Indian Summer, Golan is accompanied by Martin Perry on piano. The album is available from Albany Records. Golan began studying violin at an early age with his father, and later with his fatherâ€™s former teacher, George Perlman. He earned degrees fromÂ Indiana UniversityÂ and became the first violinist ever to receive a Doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music. Golanâ€™s original compositionÂ Fantasia for Solo ViolinÂ receives the GMAâ€™sÂ Award of Excellence, and is published by Ludwig Music. The Lawrence Golan Violin Scale System is published by Mel Bay Publications.Â LINKÂ
Awards of Merit _______________________________________________________________________________
The GMAâ€™sÂ Award of MeritÂ goes toÂ Shawn ClementÂ ofÂ Clemistry MusicÂ for hisÂ scoreÂ to theÂ IMAX sci-fi animated film,Â Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey. The score was performed with an 80-piece ensemble of theÂ Skywalker Symphony Orchestra. Clement who is a graduate ofÂ Berklee College of MusicÂ in Boston recently had his music premiered atÂ The Kennedy CenterÂ in DC during A Tribute to the Wounded Warriors.Â LINKâ€‹ Grammy nominatedÂ singerÂ Jana MashoneeÂ receives the GMAâ€™sÂ Award of MeritÂ for herÂ vocal performanceÂ of her song,Â A Change Is Gonna Come. She refers to herself as an â€œurban Indianâ€? and has seamlessly blended her life as a hip, young musician with her roots as an American Indian. Despite her fast-paced career, Jana has still found time to give back by establishing her non-profit organization, Janaâ€™s Kids.Â LINK Mick FitzgeraldÂ of Dublin,Â Ireland, receives GMAâ€™sÂ Award of MeritÂ for hisÂ children's recording,Â The Enchanted Lake; Irish Legends, Stories and Harp Music, and asÂ vocalist. The stories on this album were chosen and edited byÂ Gabriele HaefsÂ and featuresÂ Nadia BirkenstockÂ on harp. Recently Fitzgerald published his solo CD, Streetwise, and is working with Haefs on a book with stories about Irish music.Â LINK
Global Music Awards: Winners - October 2011
Award of Excellence _____________________________________________________________
Robert Stephen Rothkopf, a student atÂ Indiana Universityâ€™s Jacobs School of Music, receives the GMAâ€™sÂ Award of ExcellenceÂ for hisÂ original songÂ If OnlyÂ and ourÂ Award of MeritÂ forÂ vocal performanceÂ of his song. Rothkopf is a member ofÂ Sure Thing, an Indy-native trio which specializes in acoustic rock with charisma. The band, comprised entirely of music students trained atÂ Indiana University, has a unique sound which blends pop and rock with other stylistic undertones including jazz and hip hop.Â LINK
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