You heard right, AN EMMY! We at the University of Arkansas Department of Music are very proud to announce that Dr. James Greeson has received an Emmy. Nominated for not one but two of his compositions, Dr. Greeson left the stage with the statuette for Musical Composition/Arrangement for the documentary Up Among the Hills by Writer and Producer Larry Foley, narrated by former President Bill Clinton. This was Dr. Greeson’s second Emmy, the first being for his music in the film soundtrack, The Buffalo Flows in 2009.
When asked about Dr. Greeson’s contribution to the film, Mr. Foley said, “Jim’s music for Up Among the Hills was brilliant –
some of his best ever work. I’m so happy he received an Emmy for this musical score, and I’m not one bit surprised. Jim is like a fine wine – he gets better with time. And I’m proud to call on him whenever I have a project worthy of his immense talent.”
An Emmy Award is given to recognize excellence in the television industry. The Emmy Awards were begun in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts & Science in 1949. The statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, weighs six pounds and is made of copper, nickel, silver and gold. A little known fact is that the Emmy Statuette must always appear facing left when presented or photographed.
We are very happy to give our congratulations to Dr. James Greeson for being recognized once again for his musical contributions!