UAA music impresario honored

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Mike McCormick, UAA's assistant director of Student Activities, has won a Best of the West award from the Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) for his leadership role in promoting folk music in Alaska. At UAA, Mike helps students put on a range of folk and popular music events.

Mike began promoting music in 1971 and created Whistling Swan Productions in 1994. Whistling Swan has presented close to 300 artists and produced more than 400 shows in Anchorage and other Alaska communities, featuring artists as diverse as Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, John Prine and Ani DiFranco.

Mike accepted his award at the 5th Annual FAR-West Conference in Phoenix, AZ on Oct. 25, 2008. For more information on FAR-West, visit Congratulations, Mike.

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