Memphis Membership Celebration

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    Stax Museum Studio A filled with Recording Academy members listening to new music from regional artists.
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    Ken Shepherd (Trustee), Jon Hornyak (Sr. Executive Director), Susan Marshall (Trustee), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Kim Bledsoe Lloyd (Governor), Susan Stewart (South Region Director) during the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Memphis Chapter Sr. Executive Director Jon Hornyak welcomes attendees to the Memphis Membership Celebration at Stax Museum.
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    Jon Hornyak introduces Memphis Chapter board members at the Memphis Membership Celebration. (L-R) Gebre Waddell, Justin Fisher, Johnny Palazzotto, Tim Kappel, Yvette Landry, Jon Hornyak, Matt Ross-Spang and Boo Mitchell.
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    Memphis Chapter board members at the Memphis Membership Celebration. (L-R) Justin Merrick, Scott Bomar, Chris Bell, garry Goin, Kim Bledsoe Lloyd, and D.A. Johnson.
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    Memphis Chapter Trustee Susan Marshall speaks at the Memphis Membership Celebration at Stax Music Museum.
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    Memphis Chapter Trustee Ken Shepherd speaks at the Memphis Membership Celebration at Stax Music Museum.
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    Memphis Chapter President Scott Bomar speaks at the Memphis Membership Celebration at Stax Music Museum.
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    Memphis Chapter Sr. Executive Director Jon Hornyak introduces South Region Director Susan to the audience at the Memphis Membership Celebration at Stax Music Museum.
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    Memphis Chapter board members Boo Mitchell and Garry Goin at the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Memphis Chapter board members Boo Mitchell, Kim Stephens, Susan Marshall and Ken Shepherd at the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Mona Ables, Memphis Chapter President Scott Bomar, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Wayne Jackson (Memphis Horns) and Cedric Burnside at the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Memphis Chapter elected leaders Susan Marshall, Ken Shepherd and Justin Merrick are introduced at the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Jon Hornyak introduces Matt Ross-Spang as a governor of the Memphis Chapter of NARAS as Boo Mitchell acknowledges the outgoing board president.
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    Memphis Chapter governor Pat Mitchell Worley emcees and Lucas Peterson spins new music at the Memphis Membership Celebration.
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    Carl Jacobson demonstrates PreSonus' latest studio monitors and recording software at the Memphis Membership Celebration.

On June 29, 2015, the Memphis Chapter hosted the Memphis Membership Celebration at the Stax Museum. The event offered local members an opportunity to meet Memphis Chapter board members, Recording Academy staff members and network with their fellow members, as well as enjoy new music and videos by regional artists, refreshments and camaraderie. A big thank you goes out to the Stax Museum for hosting the event and to PreSonus for providing the sound system. PreSonus also offered our members a chance to demo their studio monitors and recording software.   

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Senior Executive Director - Jon Hornyak


President - Gebre Waddell

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