The Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy has elected Luminous Sound’s producer and chief engineer, Tre Nagella to its Board of Governors. Nagella is a two-time Grammy winner for his work with gospel star, Kirk Franklin, and was appointed to the Board of Governors’ as an advisor last term. Nagella also serves as a Texas Chapter chair for The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing.
On the Texas Board of Governors, Nagella is joined by 19 other music industry leaders representing Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, including Yolanda Adams, Ricky Anderson, Bun B, Earnest Gonzales, Taylor Hanson, Malcolm Harper, Jack Ingram, Danny Jones, Sharilyn Mayhugh, Louis Messina, Paul “Pappy” Middleton, Laura Mordecai, Adam “SaulPaul” Neal, Tim Palmer, Kevin Russell, Joseph Stallone, Mark Stansberry, Teresa LaBarbera Whites, and Dan Workman.
The Texas Board of Governor’s is also served by President David Messier; Vice President Lisa Morales; Secretary Andrea Villarreal; Trustees Carlos Alvarez, Paul Wall, and Gilbert Velasquez; and Advisor Mark Lettieri.
The Recording Academy is best known for honoring achievements through its GRAMMY® Award, but the organization is also the only one representing all music performers, songwriters and studio professionals. The Recording Academy supports the music community through GRAMMYs on the Hill, an ongoing effort to advocate for artists’ rights; MusicCares a safety net that provides critical assistance for financial, medical, and personal emergencies; and the GRAMMY Foundation which offers programs and activities designed to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.
The Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy raises funds and supports the organization’s national initiatives, which have recently recognized Bonnie Anderson of Coronado Village Elementary in Universal City, Texas with its prestigious Music Educator Award and named Allen High School as GRAMMY Signature School and McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy in Austin, Texas a National GRAMMY Signature School. On a regional level, the Board provides four to five annual scholarships to students studying music performance or business, and has also provided a grant to Music Doing Good in Houston.
Nagella began his career as a high school intern at Luminous Sound in the 1990s where he discovered how to turn his passion for music into a career. He went on to graduate as valedictorian of the renowned Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in Orlando, winning four director awards during his tenure there. During his career, he has logged studio time with a wide range of multi-platinum artists, including Lady Gaga, Kirk Franklin, Los Lonely Boys, Blake Shelton, Pat Green, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Paul Loomis, founder of Luminous Sound has been Nagella’s long-time mentor and friend. “It’s been a joy to watch Tre become one of the most influential people in the Texas music scene,” said Loomis. “His honors and achievements are well earned and deserved. He has high standards for himself and the music he creates whether it’s an ad jingle, gospel, rap, country or other genre.”
ABOUT LUMINOUS SOUND:
Luminous Sound is Dallas’s premier studio for world-class music, sound, engineering and client service. Whether the music is for long-term branding or a post-score for a specific project, Luminous Sound delivers original music for advertising agencies and television and radio stations. Each year, Luminous Sound produces hundreds of commercial tracks with some of the best musicians and vocalists from around the world. The studio was founded in 1984 by Paul Loomis, a composer and musician who earned a national reputation for brand-image music development. Today, Luminous Sound works alongside full-service advertising agency, LOOMIS to create a unique blend of record-setting advertising services and world-class music production. Learn more at www.luminoussound.com.