Ángela Fernández was awarded the 2022 peermusic Latin Music Scholarship at BMI’s 30th annual Latin Awards in Beverly Hill, CA. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin, Jesus Gonzalez, the evening celebrated the top songwriters and publishers of Latin music. The scholarship was presented by Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick.
“It is always thrilling to meet a brilliant young person with so much creativity and purpose to share with the world,” said Chadwick. “Being able to offer them some career assistance at a critical time makes it even more special.”
The peermusic Latin Music Scholarship honors emerging songwriters for original compositions in any Latin genre. Established by peermusic CEO Ralph Peer II in 2003, this program has encouraged many promising creators who have gone on to successful careers in the fields of television, film, recorded music, and concert performance. The award and its accompanying $5,000 scholarship has been presented annually for nearly two decades.
Ángela’s original composition “Ekiss” was selected for this honor by a panel of judges including peermusic Vice Presidents Julio Bagué and Yvonne Drazan, as well as other industry luminaries. In response to the award, Ángela said, “I am incredibly grateful I have been granted this award. It is a great help to continue pursuing my studies and dreams.”
Ángela Fernández is a Spanish artist who mixes genres such as Pop, R&B, Acoustic and Electronic through composition and production. She is trained in classical piano and dance, in 2013 she played the character 'Marta' in the musical The Sound of Music in Madrid. Angela was a singer in the band The Soul Healers for two years, and she has released two singles independently, "Cuéntame" and "cuatro". She currently resides in Boston, pursuing her studies in Music Production & Engineering and Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music.
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