By: Hannah Clyne ‘19
Following the release of their spring album “After Midnight,” Blue Hawk Records’ is back again to work on another album release! Blue Hawk Records’ Applied Music Industry III class is calling all Monmouth musicians to audition for their 13th compilation album. Their twelfth album, released last April, featured six songs; five originals from Monmouth students and a cover of Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight.” The title track featured Monmouth University President Grey Dimenna on the guitar, as well as members and faculty of the music industry department.
Joe Rapolla, chair of Monmouth’s Music and Theatre Arts department, will be working with the class and overseeing all aspects of the album’s prodution. Those chosen to be featured on the 13th album will have the opportunity to record their original songs at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, as well as many opportunities to perform around campus. Cheyenne Devincentz, who worked as a general manager of the class last semester, is ready to work on yet another album release. “I am so excited to be involved in such an interesting project again to start off my senior year! Last semester was such a learning experience for me and has definitely furthered my interest in the industry. I am looking forward to working with all my amazingly talented classmates once again to create something that is even better than anything Blue Hawk Records has produced to date.”
Auditions will be held on Monday September 17th in Woods Theatre starting at 7:30pm and are open to all Monmouth students and alumni. If you are an artist with original music and want a chance to work with Blue Hawk Records, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your time!