Newsletter - June 2024

Hi Symphonina Fans! 

We have exciting news for you as we come to the close of June 2024. 

Two New Grammy® Voting Members

First off, we want to congratulate Ian Mulder, composer/pianist extraordinaire and father of Symphonina Foundation Ambassador Gabriel Mulder, on being elected a voting member of the Recording Academy! We’re all very happy for Ian and look forward to collaborating with him in the future. 

In addition, three cheers to Chris Prather, Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at University of Central Oklahoma, for also being elected a voting member of the academy. Chris did all the score engraving for David Fogel's Symphonina No. 5, recorded by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra for our new album Advent of the Symphonina: Spreading the Joy of Symphonic Music to Young Audiences Around the World. 

And speaking of that, here's a sneak peak at the album cover! The music is scheduled for release on July 5 and we hope you love it.

2024 Best Symphonina of the Year Competition

Next up, we’re pleased to announce the 2024 Best Symphonina of the Year Competition.To find the rules, CLICK HERE. 

As with past competitions, the winner will receive a $2000 prize and the runner-up will receive a $1000 prize. All submissions of distinction will be considered for possible live recording and publishing. 

This year, the 2023 winner, Alexander Unseth, and runner-up, Jordan Jinosko, headline our new album, Advent of the Symphonina: Spreading the Joy of Symphonic Music to Young Audiences Around the World. The album is scheduled to go live on all the usual streaming sites on July 5, 2024. 

 

Big Things Coming Soon

We’ve got a lot more in the works for you, including some zoom parties with the composers and producers of the album, along with score-following videos, and other content that’s forthcoming in July and August. 

As always, if you would like to help The Symphonina Foundation by volunteering or donating, please email David Fogel at david.fogel@symphonina.org. We appreciate your help!

Until next time, stay tuned!!