Monika Herzig

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Monika Herzig
Origin Germany
Genres Jazz, Pop
Occupation(s) Teacher, Pianist
Years active 1987-present
Labels Owl Studios
Website MonikaHerzig.com,
Owlstudios.com

Monika Herzig is a German-born pianist, composer and performing/recording artist. After receiving a scholarship in 1987 from the pedagogical institute in Weingarten, Germany for a one-year exchange program at the University of Alabama, she moved to the United States in August 1988. Later on, she completed her Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies at Indiana University, where she is now a faculty member.[1]

As a recording artist, in addition to numerous recordings with the fusion group BeebleBrox, she has produced four albums as leader of the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project. "Peace on Earth" was released locally in the Indianapolis, Indiana area in 2008[2] and was released nationally in 2009 under the Owl Studios label.

Awards[edit]

  • 1994 Down Beat Magazine "Best Original Composition" Winner for Let's Fool One[3]
  • 1994-1996 Two times finalist with BeebleBrox and winner with Oliver Nelson Jr. in WTPI Winter Jazzfest Competition, Indianapolis
  • 2000, 2003, 2005 Individual Artist Grant recipient, Indiana Arts Commission

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvey, Jay. "Pianist Monika Herzig works to promote women in jazz". Indiana University. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Owl Studios Catalog". Owl Studios. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Monika Herzig Resume". Indiana University. Retrieved 2010-12-14.