On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Blue Hawk Records held its auditions for their 23rd compilation album, which is set to be released in December. A number of Monmouth artists attended the auditions to both showcase their original compositions as well as challenge the idea that “one genre fits all.” According to a press release issued by the club, it was a three-hour-long process that included a wide range of bands and solo acts, all competing to make the track list on Blue Hawk Records’ next compilation album.
The club also emphasized the fact that, despite the outcome of the auditions, they serve as a reminder that everybody is united through the love of music. Not only did music-related majors take part in the audition process, but the club also saw turnouts from Computer Science, Sports Health, Communication, and Business majors. It is the most varied pool of auditionees that the club has seen thus far. Over twenty artists and bands in total from across the University auditioned.
In addition to a diverse set of majors coming out to audition, the club will also have a collaboration of student athletes, active recording artists, and experienced producers that will all be contributing to this upcoming record. Some of the backing tracks will even be self-produced by the artists themselves. The club said, “As a student-run record label, we often encourage artists to stay true to their sound and art, whether that is the meaning of their lyrics or the feeling they would like their music to convey in others. Showcasing the hidden talents within our campus allows us to continue to promote new and exciting albums each semester.”
Blue Hawks Records is set to announce the release date and artists featured on the album in the coming weeks.