Mount Allison faculty, alumni up for various ECMAs
Faculty and alumni from Mount Allison University are showcasing their musical talents with several nominations for this year’s East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) taking place March 10 in Halifax. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the regional awards.
Allisonians among the nominees include:
Classical Recording of the Year
Dr. David Rogosin (associate music professor) — Evocation
Edmund Dawe (former faculty) and Lynn Johnson (music instructor), Duo Pianists — Dialogue
Dr. Helen Pridmore (associate music professor) and Wesley Ferreira (former faculty) — Between the Shore and the Ships
Gospel Recording of the Year
Eleanor McCain (’91) — Holiday
Country Recording of the Year
The Keats (Sharlene ’05 and Jolene ’05) — Free At Last
Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year
The Barra MacNeils (Stewart ’87, Kyle ’85, Lucy ’91, and Sheumas ’84) — The Barra MacNeils live with Symphony Nova Scotia
David Myles (’03) also collected nominations in several categories including: Fan’s Choice; Fan’s Choice Video of the Year (for “Long Dark Night” with director Hiep Vu); and Folk Recording of the Year (for Into the Sun).
For the full nomination list and more information visit www.ecma.com.
Photo caption: The 2013 ECMA-nominated Barra MacNeils perform at Mount Allison University’s 2012 Reunion Celebrations (photo credit Gary Tucker).