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Cheryl Hodge nominated for 2010 HMMA Awards

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award nomination. “I’m very excited!” says Hodge. “Up until now, this has only been a dream! I can’t believe it is actually coming true!”

With live performances by musicians such as Bryan Brown, Kymberli and the Steve Palmer Band, the HMMA is known as “The most celebrated red carpet Hollywood music event of the year”.

The HMMA prides itself on honoring the music of both mainstream and independent artists around the world for their compositions and recordings. The Awards recognize all forms of media including: film, TV, video games, commercial advertisements, movie trailers and music videos.

Cheryl Hodge has played with some of the finest jazz musicians in the U.S. and Canada. Her band, The Cheryl Hodge Group, is now in the top 15 on the Canadian Jazz Charts according to Reverb Nation’s website. Her recent CD (2009), also entitled Indigo, has garnered several hits on jazz radio stations across North America.

She has recorded on several labels, including Warner Bros. and Atco Records, and has worked with such names as The Raindogs, Dee Daniels and guitarist Mike Stern.

Cheryl taught Voice at Boston’s Berklee College of Music for 8 years (after graduating with honors in Performance and a B.A. in Composition). Since then, she has headed up the Vocal and Songwriting departments at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street campus in Nelson, British Columbia.

Interested individuals can hear the song Indigo and become a fan of The Cheryl Hodge Group at www.reverbnation.com/thecherylhodgegroup.