Author: Hannah Clyne '19
Blue Hawk Records is proud to announce that their 13th compilation album, Superstition, will be released December 5th! The Applied Music Industry III class has been working hard all semester to make this release their best release yet!
Auditions were held on September 17th and the class picked 5 artists to feature on the album. They include Megan Chase, Briana Lynn, Tina Siciliano, Max Adolf, and Shane Tieger. Each artist will have the opportunity to record their song at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park.
Megan Chase, a Freshman Psychology major, is thrilled to be featured on the album. “Working with Blue Hawk Records has proven itself to be such an amazing experience and an opportunity I will never forget. Being able to actually go through the recording process with one of my songs, “Wallpaper” is truly a blessing and I’m so excited for everyone to hear it!” Megan is a self-taught singer/songwriter from Bayville, NJ who strives to help others cope and find beauty in life through her music.
In celebration of the album release, the class will be hosting a release show on release day, December 5th, at Monmouth University’s Lauren K. Woods Theatre. The show will include performances from all artists as well as merchandise and snacks. In addition to the release show, the class will be holding a pre-release show on December 2 at The Saint in Asbury Park starting at 1pm. The show will feature performances by all current Blue Hawk artists, as well as previous compilation artists. The class is ecstatic to be working on their 13th compilation album and cannot wait for everyone to hear it on December 5th.
Authors: Jenna Hawryluk '20 and Samantha Moss '20
Earlier this semester in Woods Theater, Blue Hawk Records held auditions for their 13th compilation album. Over fifteen different people across all majors auditioned to be a part of the prestigious label. All of the auditions gave it their all with their original pieces of music. Included in the auditions were not only Music Industry majors, but a diverse group of majors including Psychology and Business Administration. Each person that auditioned had a time slot of fifteen minutes to show who they are as an artist. After intense deliberation, the Blue Hawk team hand-picked five artists that they believed could bring something unique to the upcoming release.
The Blue Hawk Records team is excited to announce the new artists that will be joining their latest record. The chosen artists include Briana Merkerson, Megan Chase, Tina Siciliano, Max Adolf, and Shane Tieger. General manager Cheyenne Devincentz is excited for this new journey. “We had a great turn out again this year! It’s so cool to be a part of the audition process and see everything from the record label perspective,” she said. “Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with various styles of music that everyone can listen to! I am so excited to start the recording process again with our five new artists!”
These five artists will be recording their songs at the famous Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Freshman Music Industry major Tina Siciliano, pictured below, is excited to join the album with her song “I’m Gone.” “I am excited about working with Blue Hawk Records! There’s a feeling of excitement and a little bit of the unknown. I’m looking forward to the next few months being a period of transformation,” she stated. She joins Briana with “Never Get Too Comfortable,” Megan with “Wallpaper,” Max with “Miles,” and Shane with “Fist Fight.” The newest album will be available on all streaming services December 5th!