Monday, August 31, 2009

Fellow Wins Emmy Awad

Composer J. Walter Hawkes joined the glitz and glamor at this weekend's Daytime Emmy Awards galas when he received his second Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy for Achievement in Musical Composition and Direction for his work on "The Wonder Pets!"  The program, on Nickelodeon, uses an orchestra playing classical music, and each episode is similar to an operetta, with the characters singing much of the dialog. As an arranger/composer, Walter has scored independent films and arranged/orchestrated for jazz and theater. He lives and works in Long Island City, New York. Daytime Emmys are given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Congratulations Walter!

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