[Nfbnet-members-list] Deadline Extension: Performing Arts Division Seeks Blind Recording Artists for Multi-Genre Compilation

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Jan 3 17:30:45 UTC 2011



Donna Hill, Head of Media Relations

Dennis HR Sumlin, President

Performing Arts Division, National Federation of the Blind


denmaster77 at gmail.com


Deadline Extension: Performing Arts Division Seeks Blind Recording 
Artists for Multi-Genre Compilation

Help Support Scholarships for Blind Performers

New York City, NY (January 3, 2011): 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 has extended the deadline 
for submissions for "Sound in Sight Volume 2" to March 1, 2011. Problems with
  and the online uploader have been ongoing, and PAD is now accepting 
submissions via e-mail and postal mail.

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.

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

Or, e-mail to President Denis Sumlin:

Denmaster77 at gmail.com

Vice-President Jordy Stringer:

Jstringer at abilityindiana.org,

Or,  Secretary Beth Allred:

beth.allred at gmail.com

All submissions should include the following:

1. Song track in WAV or high quality MP3

2. Cover letter containing song details (title, artist/band and name 
of blind artist, songwriter) and contact information (e-mail, mailing 
address, phone

Anyone with questions should call
or send a message to
perform at padnfb.org.

Sound in Sight: Volume 2Comment on

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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