Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Brandie Lane is up for a Grammy Award

From a West Point Band News Release
WEST POINT, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2011 - The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Army Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nominated for a Grammy in the category that will recognize last year's best-engineered classical music album.
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Army Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, a member of the West Point Band at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is up for a Grammy Award for best-engineered Album. U.S. Army photo 
Awarded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences.
The album, "Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works," also is nominated in two performance categories: best instrumental soloist performance with orchestra and best chamber music performance. Lane also has engineering credits on "Sarah Schuster Ericsson: 20th Century Harp Sonatas," nominated in the best instrumental soloist performance without orchestra category.
Before she joined the Army in July, Lane was the head audio engineer at Sono Luminus, a record label in Virginia that specializes in classical and jazz music. These albums were completed during her time there.
"It was truly an honor to be part of such a special project," Lane said. "The album was a fantastic melding of research and performance involving many world-class engineers, producers and performers.
"Many thanks to them, and the rest of the team at Sono Luminus for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of it. I feel proud to be representing the West Point Band and the Army Band program in such a positive way," she added.
Lane also has engineering credits on the 2008 Grammy-nominated album, "Ronn McFarlane: Indigo Road," which was in the classical crossover category.
The engineering and classical portions of the award ceremony will be streamed live at before the live telecast Feb. 13. Lane will attend this event and the televised ceremony.

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