Student-Produced Album Raises Funds for Music Scholarships

FAU’s student-run, faculty-supervised record label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, recently released the third installment to its CompOWLation album series.

CompOWLation Vol. 3 is the largest release in Hoot/Wisdom’s 11-year history. The album features 20 of South Florida’s most talented bands, rappers, and singer-songwriters that are all either current FAU students or alumni. The album is a two-disc set divided according to genre. The Red Album features artists who fall under categories such as alternative rock, acoustic pop and reggae, while the Blue Album consists of hip-hop, rap and electronic dance performers. This wide selection of genres is reflective of the diversity found in the student population of FAU.

The process of creating this album began in August 2012 when Hoot/Wisdom announced its largest recruitment campaign to date. For 14 weeks, the approximately 100 students who make up the label, led by associate professor Alejandro Sánchez-Samper, searched across the entire FAU student body for talented musical performers. After reviewing more than 70 demo submissions, student leaders selected the top artists to record in two state-of-the-art studios on campus.

CompOWLation Vol. 3 is available for order at All proceeds from this album will go toward a scholarship fund to benefit the talented and dedicated students of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings and FAU’s commercial music program.

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