[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind Recording Artists Sought for Multi-Genre Compilation

D.W. Hill dwhill at epix.net
Sat Aug 7 01:26:54 UTC 2010

>>Donna Hill, Head of Media Relations
>>Dennis HR Sumlin, President
>>Performing Arts Division, National Federation of the Blind
>>(917) 903-5650
>><mailto:denmaster77 at gmail.com>denmaster77 at gmail.com
>>Blind Recording Artists Sought for Multi-Genre Compilation
>>Help Support Scholarships for Blind Performers
>>New York City, NY (August 4, 2010): Dennis H.R. Sumlin, President 
>>of the Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the 
>>Blind (PAD, NFB):
>>  has announced that the volunteer-run nonprofit is now taking 
>> submissions for "Sound in Sight Volume 2." A follow-up to the 
>> organization's popular "Sound in Sight Volume 1," The new 
>> multi-genre compilation will feature recordings by the nation's 
>> finest blind and visually impaired recording artists.
>>Artists selected for inclusion will receive 5 copies of the CD and 
>>have the distinction of helping PAD's innovative programs for blind 
>>performers. PAD awarded its first $1,000 Mary Anne Parks Performing 
>>Arts Scholarship in July to Ignasi Cambra, a blind pianist who is a 
>>senior majoring in performance at the University of Indiana 
>>(Bloomington) Jacobs School of Music.
>>Submissions for "Sound in Sight Volume 2" will be taken until 
>>January 1, 2011. There is no charge. To submit to this project, 
>>recording artists must be blind or visually impaired. Tracks must 
>>be of a professional quality and ready for album placement. WAV 
>>files are preferred, but high-quality MP3's will be considered. 
>>Since "Sound in Sight" is a project meant to raise money, the 
>>division cannot pay for studio time.
>>"We strongly encourage submissions of original tracks," Sumlin 
>>states, "and we ask that if possible, the tracks be 5 minutes or 
>>less in length. Artists who contributed to Volume 1 are welcomed to 
>>submit tracks to this project as well."
>>The address to send in your submissions is:
>>Brooke Fox
>>PO Box 4203 New York, NY 10163
>>To upload your music directly, please visit
>>Use the username "<mailto:music at padnfb.org>music at padnfb.org" and 
>>the password "artist".
>>Anyone with questions should call 347-948-4445 or send a message to 
>><mailto:perform at padnfb.org>perform at padnfb.org.
>>Artists in "Sound in Sight Volume 1" include easy jazz-easy pop 
>>vocalist Lisa Ostrow (Boston), country songwriter J.P. Williams 
>>(Nashville), Hip-hop duo Kemistry (Tampa), jazz pianist Mike 
>>Markaverich (Sarasota) and Latino band Los Ciegos del Barrio (NYC). 
>>Hear clips from all 18 "Sound in Sight Volume 1" tracks at:
>>PAD's board of directors will review all material submitted and 
>>make the final decisions.
>>About the National Federation of the Blind: With more than 50,000 
>>members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and 
>>most influential membership organization of blind people in the 
>>United States.   The NFB improves blind people's lives through 
>>advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging 
>>independence and self-confidence.
>>It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice 
>>of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the National 
>>Federation of the
>>Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in 
>>the United States for the blind led by the blind.
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>>Check out the "Sound in Sight" CD project
>>Donna is Head of Media Relations for the nonprofit
>>Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind:
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