Feb. 1, 2012
WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- Christopher Reba, assistant professor of music and sound recording at the University of New Haven, has been awarded full voting membership to the producers and engineers division of the Grammy Music Awards.
As a full voting member, Reba will now be able to cast his votes in this year’s Grammy Awards competition. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 12. He joins fellow UNH faculty member Roger Arnold, who is also a full voting member, in this privilege.
Reba, who plays the bass, is a composer and also works as a recording engineer, live sound technician and educator. Additionally, he runs a small independent record label from which he releases his own music and the music of other independent artists.
Reba, of Hamden, is a member of the Notations 21 Project, the College Music Society, a composing and publishing member of ASCAP, and a published member of the Audio Engineering Society.
The Grammy awards, given annually since 1959, are given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.