WTIU-TV is pleased to announce that their documentary Harp Dreams was awarded three regional Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award was presented at the 42nd Annual Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards, which took place at a banquet in Cleveland on June 18. The Great Lakes Chapter includes TV stations in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Steve Krahnke, Executive Producer and Susanne Schwibs, Producer received an Emmy for the overall production. Ms. Schwibbs also won an Emmy for editing of Harp Dreams. Composer Cary Boyce receive an Emmy for his musical score for the documentary.
Steve Krahnke, Executive Producer of Harp Dreams, states, “Harp Dreams is the result of hundreds of hours of hard work by skilled technical and creative production staff at Indiana University’s Radio and TV services. It is truly remarkable that a small public television station can create programs which not only air nationwide on primetime PBS, but also garner important awards like the Regional Emmy.”
Harp Dreams documents the 2007 USA International Harp Competition, arguably the most prestigious competition for harp, it is generally considered among the most important of all music competitions. Roughly 30 players from around the world compete for first prize, which will almost certainly catapult the winner into a career as a first-class musician. Footage was captured in Moscow, Zurich, Paris and the USA. Blythe Danner narrates.
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About Emmy Award
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