The Recording Academy — the organization of music professionals behind the Grammy Awards — announced last week that it had elected Austin-based musician Christine Albert as the chair of its board of trustees. Albert’s election puts her in the top position of a group that oversees, in conjunction with the academy’s president and staff, the direction of the Grammys (including the addition and subtraction of categories) as well as the many other advocacy and educational efforts of the group.
Over the phone from Austin last week, Albert, who has lived in Austin since the early 1980s, said she was excited about the election, which took place during a May meeting, and was already at work. Her election comes after several years of work with the academy; before her election six years ago as a trustee, she had been involved with the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy since its inception in 1994.
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