Competing against approximately 12,000 entries, Travels With Music receives Bronze Award

Oakland, California – July 9, 2014 – The 35th Annual Telly Awards announced its winners and Travels With Music was named a Bronze Telly winner. This year’s winners include companies, agencies, and organizations of all sizes, from large multinational media companies to small ad agencies and local production houses. The 2014 awards mark one of the most successful and competitive in the history of the Telly Awards with nearly 12,000 entries from all states nationwide, as well as numerous countries from five continents.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos, and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A prestigious judging panel of 650 plus accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly, which is the highest award honor and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.

Created by Listen for Life™, a global nonprofit music-media organization dedicated to reviving the power of music worldwide, Travels With Music is a K12 multimedia program that uses music to explore cultures. The program explores the richness and diversity of 15 world cultures – Bulgaria, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, the Philippines, Trinidad, and the USA – through the use of 300 video and audio segments that comprise six hours of instruction.

The unique and engaging content in Travels With Music is ideal for instruction in history, geography, ESL/EFL/TESOL, cultural diversity, cultural literacy, music and tolerance. Available as both an online subscription and on DVD, Travels With Music introduces each culture by providing perspective on its origins and history, its surrounding geography, and what makes that culture unique in terms of its customs, traditions, language(s), and music. Individual subscriptions, as well as DVDs or DVD-ROMs, are sold for $69.95 each. Teachers with online subscriptions may purchase student accounts for $10 per student.

“On behalf of the Travels With Music creators, I must say it is an absolute honor to win a Telly Award,” said Donna Stoering, Listen for Life founder, artistic director, CVO, and Board president. “Winning this prestigious award reinforces our mission to educate, inspire, and enable musicians everywhere to use their talents in a positive manner.”

Learn more about Travels with Music at To view the complete list of 2014 Telly winners, visit

About Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional, and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

About Listen for Life™ and Travels With Music™
Founded in 1998 by internationally renowned musician and social entrepreneur, Donna Stoering, Listen for Life is a global non-profit music-media organization dedicated to reviving the power of music worldwide. Headquartered in Oakland, California, Listen for Life has affiliate studios/production facilities in 45 countries worldwide, and has thus far amassed more than 400 hours of proprietary, fully rights-cleared video content of Master Musicians from around the globe performing original music compositions on instruments native to their cultures, and being interviewed in their native languages about their culture, their customs, their inspiration, and their way of life.

Travels With Music, a production of Listen for Life, leads K12 classrooms and homeschoolers on an interactive exploration of 15 world cultures, with Master Musicians as their guides. Students experience the richness and diversity of our world’s cultures through 300 video and audio segments, arranged in 30 Units (two Units per culture), comprising a total of six hours of course content. For more information about Travels With Music, visit You can also connect with Travels With Music on Facebook and BuzcastTV.

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