The Apogee Foundation and Aurience Ltd are expanding their creative alliance integrating media and technology enhancements into programs discovering, developing and celebrating artistic excellence worldwide.



[USPRwire, Wed Jan 14 2009] Aurience Ltd., an EU media consulting group, and The Apogee Foundation, a US arts philanthropy, are expanding their alliance promoting the world's great performing arts traditions through media and technology enhancements.

Apogee President Kenneth Schneider, also now serving as CEO of Aurience Media following the successful launch of the alliance, said: "Apogee's global family of professionals has achieved a marvelous record of innovation discovering, developing and celebrating artistic excellence around the world. The Aurience team is proud to further this legacy by extending the reach, scope and effectiveness of Apogee's mission and operations through a full spectrum of media and technology enhancements."

Aurience-Apogee co-productions will include film, broadcast, recording and interactive media and communications projects designed to:

- broaden the exposure and experience of Apogee Awards laureates by documenting and publicizing their talents and achievements

- maximize the accessibility and impact of Apogee Academy training programs for participants and audiences worldwide, and

- upgrade Apogee Artists events and productions into international showcases promoting gifted emerging artists and celebrating creative excellence worldwide.

During the coming season, a primary focus of these efforts will be the ongoing evolution of Apogee's Synergy Programs promoting intercultural collaboration among the world's great creative and spiritual traditions.

To listen to a podcast interview with Kenneth Schneider discussing Aurience Ltd's collaboration with The Apogee Foundation visit:

http://www.apogeefoundation.org/audio/interviews/aurience_apogee_kenneth_schneider.m4a

(Quicktime or iTunes is required to play this AAC version with an integrated slideshow)

or http://www.apogeefoundation.org/audio/interviews/aurience_apogee_kenneth_schneider.mp3

(all audio players will play this MP3 version, without the slideshow).

The Aurience-Apogee alliance began in 2006 with radio and television broadcasting of Apogee events in the former Soviet Union, and continued in 2007 with a grant by Aurience of audio-video, photo and computer equipment for archiving of Apogee's activities around the world. In 2008, the two organizations escalated their collaboration by co-producing live and recorded Synergy Program events in New Orleans and Los Angeles, a continuing project with additional phases scheduled for production in Europe and Asia during 2009.

To view the live, online version of this article, please visit: http://apogeefoundation.org/media/2008/aurience_apogee_kenneth_schneider.php

About Aurience Ltd. ®
Aurience Ltd. is an international media & technology consulting group with the motto "Work to Inspire." The firm has particular strengths in developing and implementing new forms of East-West market synergies, and special capabilities at the elite levels of the arts and athletics sectors of these industries and regions.

About The Apogee Foundation ®
The term "ap'-o-gee" means "the highest point, the culmination." The Foundation’s vision is guided by the belief in the power of the performance arts to embody and inspire the pursuit of human excellence. By virtue of this vision and Apogee's innovative approach to its implementation, the Foundation has become an internationally recognized platform for the fostering and promotion of mankind’s greatest vision of itself.

Contacts:
Aurience Ltd - Kenneth Schneider, President and CEO
One Heddon Street, Mayfair
London W1B 4BD England
+44.20.7870.3990 or +1.310.928.7808
http://www.AurienceMedia.com

The Apogee Foundation - Camran N. Shafii, Senior Vice President
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 USA
+1.646.224.6960 or +1.888.APOGEE.8
http://www.ApogeeFoundation.org

Company: Apogee Foundation and Aurience Ltd
Contact Name: Kenneth Schneider Aurience and Apogee
Contact Email: info1@apogeefoundation.org
Contact Phone: 1-646-224-6960

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