Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology 2010 alumna Nicole Byblow was selected among 12 other music students across Canada for the MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award.
Thousands of individuals were nominated for the award that honours the achievements of recent graduates from post-secondary music programs in Canada.
As an award winner, Byblow was treated to a 2-day trip to Toronto, an educational tour of the MuchMusic and CHUM radio studios and a cash prize of $3,500.
Byblow’s second EP, Nicole Byblow Plays All the White Keys, was released in September, 2010. Her first EP, Unabashed, was released in 2007. She has performed
at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Dauphin Countryfest and at the Red River Exhibition.
The award was presented to Byblow by Canadian MusiCounts, an educational music charity that is affiliated with both the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts
and Sciences and CTVglobemedia Inc. It was named after Canadian broadcasting pioneer Fred Sherratt, who was instrumental in building CHUM limited (acquired by CTVglobemedia Inc. in 2007) into one of Canada’s leading media companies.
For more information on Nicole Byblow and to listen to samples of her music visit her Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/nicolebyblow.