Faculty Member Frederic Hand Honored with Classical Music Award

Jan 20, 2009

Bennington guitar teacher and composer Frederic Hand has earned a 2008 Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artist Award from the Classical Recording Foundation for his arrangements and performance on flutist Paula Robison's new album, Places of the Spirit: The Holy Land.

The award, notes CRF, "is reserved for chamber music of the highest caliber."

As a composer, Hand's original scores have appeared in such films as This Boy's Life, Kramer vs Kramer, and The Next Man, as well as on television programs Sesame Street, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1996. Most recently, his composition "Prayer," recorded by John Williams, was nominated for a Grammy Award.