Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Face of Defense: Band NCO Gets Grammy Nomination

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.

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 http://www.grammy.com before the live telecast Feb. 13. Lane will attend this event and the televised ceremony.

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