The 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS® had more than a tinge of Cedar Valley College flavor.
First, congratulations to Caleb Sean McCampbell, a graduate of CVC's acclaimed music program and former instructor of commercial piano. McCampbell can now add "Grammy winner" to his list of credits as he worked with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin on Kelly's album HIDING PLACE that won Best Gospel Album and NEVER ALONE that won Best Gospel Performance/Song.
"Cedar Valley College is very proud of Caleb Sean McCampbell, who has returned in recent years to perform at CVC recitals and inspire our music students," said Dr. Joe Seabrooks, CVC president.
Also, CVC music faculty member Dr. Mike Bogle – a past Grammy nominee himself – was on hand for the awards. Dr. Bogle is a recent quarterfinalist of the Grammy Educator of the Year Award and has been a member of the Recording Academy for over 25 years.
"He does an exemplary job of representing CVC in the music industry," Dr. Seabrooks said. "Professor Bogle was also excited to see Diana Ross perform, whom he describes as his 'old boss' since he has worked with her in the past. We are proud of the distinguished faculty and alumni we have representing Cedar Valley College in the wider music community."
Dr. Mike Bogle (left) at 2019 Grammy Awards
Caleb Sean McCampbell and Tori Kelly