We are happy to announce that PARMA artists, the McCormick Percussion Group, founded and directed by percussionist/conductor Robert McCormick, are the winners of both Silver and Bronze Medals from the Global Music Awards for their Ravello Records album, SOLI FOR SOPRANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (2014), featuring soprano Jamie Jordan.
As stated on their website (www.thegma.net), “GMA is a showcase for original music, unique voices and undiscovered and emerging artists.” Robert McCormick and the McCormick Percussion Group certainly have created a “unique voice” and have been significantly adding to the collection of recordings of contemporary works for percussion ensemble. They have recorded over two dozen albums including five other albums on Ravello: CONCERTI FOR STRINGS WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (2012), CONCERTI FOR PIANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (2012), THE MUSIC OF GUI SOOK LEE (2011), MUSIC FOR KEYBOARD PERCUSSIONS (2010), and CULTURE SAMPLE: CONCERTI FOR FLUTE WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (2008).
Robert McCormick is Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa and has served as Principal Percussionist of the Florida Orchestra for 20 seasons. The McCormick Percussion Group is currently working with PARMA on an album of music by Ciro Scotto, John Cage, and Dan Senn. For updates about our future projects with the McCormick Percussion Group, stay tuned to the PARMA site and blog.