New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ IAMA)
The featured acoustic music artists of the month are Australian New Age composer Yantra de Vilder, Malea
McGuinness and Joseph Pfeifer
Yantra de Vilder hails from Australia, she has a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music
from Sydney. She has enjoyed an acclaimed career in music and sound design working across virtually all media. Her musicial piece "Morning
" was a finalist at the 7th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music
McGuinness shines with "Close As Air". After attending prestigious music programs at Tanglewood, Oberlin Conservatory and the Chautauqua Institution, Malea
went on to pursue singing opera at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, then landed a featured role in the Broadway revival of The King and I. She recently opened for Shawn Colvin
& Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Malea
had a Summer Tour with Kenny Loggins.
Hailing from San Diego, Singer-Songwriter Joseph Pfeifer has a very sophisticated commercial acoustic Pop song "Mysterious".
Established in 2004, IAMA (International Acoustic Music
Awards) promotes the art and excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Other past winners include: David
Francey (2011 Winner), Liz Longley (2010 Winner), The Refugees (2009 Winner), UK singer-songwriter Charlie Dore (2008 winner). Charlie Dore is most famous in the United States for her 1980 pop single, "Pilot of the Airwaves," which hit Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts and shot to international worldwide fame. For more information and to listen to the featured artists of IAMA, go to:
The 8th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music
Awards) are currently accepting entries, for more information, please go to: