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FAU’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings Launches Campaign in Search of Talent for CompOWLation 4

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 4, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s student-run/faculty-advised record label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, is currently seeking new talent to be recorded for CompOWLation Vol. 4. All students, faculty, staff and alumni from FAU are encouraged to apply, as well as current students from Palm Beach State College. All genres and musical styles are welcome and all submissions will be given equal consideration by the students at Hoot/Wisdom Recordings.

The students of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings have divided into 13 teams dedicated to discovering, recording, and then managing and promoting the best artists that FAU and PBSC have to offer. Artists who are interested in submitting a demo to Hoot/Wisdom should visit the website,, and fill out the Artist Submission Form. Hoot/Wisdom Recordings will accept demo submissions for CompOWLation Vol. 4 until Friday, March 21 and will begin the process of selecting and contacting artists shortly thereafter.

“We’re proud to give recording artists a start at FAU,” said Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt eminent scholar in the performing arts and director of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. “Alex Kinsey made his first recording on CompOWLation Vol. 2. Alex and his partner Sierra, known as Alex & Sierra, won the national television competition “The X Factor.”

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings is administered by students and supervised by Professor Alejandro Sanchez-Samper, assistant director of the Commercial Music Program at FAU. For more information on the submission process contact Matt Smith, student president of the record label, at or call the Hoot/Wisdom Office at 561-297-4304. 


About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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