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Joseph Akins

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Dr. Joseph Akins has been deeply involved with music all his life. As a youth, he performed as a keyboard and saxophone player in his family’s country-rock band, and with a local-sensation pop-rock band from Chattanooga TN, called Blaze.
Joey (his nickname) attended college to study composition, electronic music and jazz piano eventually earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree from Radford University. Since that time, he has sustained a career in music and higher education with the release of eight solo albums and teaching at various colleges. Today, he divides his time between writing, recording and teaching as a tenured professor for the Department of Recording Industry at Middle TN State University. He earned a doctorate in education in 2006 but his wife still calls him Joseph.
Music:
2017-Into the Flow
Number 9 on the Billboard Chart for New Age Albums
2015-Castle Moon
Winner for “Best Album of the Year” by Enlightened Piano Radio
Nomination for “Best Album of the Year” by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio
Nomination for “Best Solo Piano Album” by Zone Music Reporter
2013-A Southern Sun
Nomination for “Best Solo Piano Album” by Zone Music Reporter
“Top 30 Favorites of 2013” at MainlyPiano.com
Nomination for “Album of the Year” by Enlightened Piano Radio
2011-A Piano Christmas
Winner of “Album of the Year” at SoloPianoChristmas.com
2009-Spirit Touch
“Top 40 Albums of the Decade 2000-2009” at MainlyPiano.com
2007–Masterpeace

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