Released on 01 Dec 2011
OUP wins 3 prestigious Music Industries Association Awards
The MIA awards ceremony took place at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2011. OUP Music is delighted to have won three awards this year, including Printed Music Publisher of the Year 2011. The award is given annually to the publisher who has achieved outstanding all-round service standards in various fields: range of publications, consistency of brand, quality of support materials, information, and promotional campaigns, as well as an innovative approach.
OUP also won Best Education Publication 2011 for Violin Globetrotters by Ros Stephen. It is given to the new education publication that is judged by a majority of voting UK music retailers to be outstanding in respect of ease of use, production values, suitability for market, value for money, and innovation.
Violin Globetrotters was published in September 2010 and presents 12 toe-tapping original tunes in styles from around the world— from Arabic to Chinese and from klezmer to the Argentinian tango— for the budding violinist. It was extremely well received by the music press:
‘This book as an educational package is second to none, with fresh and lively presentation and violin accompaniments, technical warm-ups and backing tracks for each piece, as well as piano parts in PDF format on the enhanced CD. Thoroughly recommended for a varied musical diet.’
Music Teacher, February 2011
Anne Marsden Thomas’s wonderful book of organ music, Oxford Service Music for Organ: Manuals and Pedals, Book 1 was a worthy winner of Best Classical Publication 2011. Published in February 2011, it is part of a series of six books of attractive and varied pieces suitable for students and church musicians of all abilities. Each book groups pieces according to service needs: Preludes, Interludes, Processionals, Postludes. The repertoire spans the 16th‒21st centuries, with some new pieces written especially for the collections.
’Anne is to be applauded for the vast amount of repertoire knowledge, thought, work and scholarship that must have gone into this huge undertaking which makes a significant contribution to the repertoire for teaching, sight-reading and performance purposes.’
Organists' Review, February 2011