It’s a ‘Good Day’ for Lennon Scholarship Winner

Posted in News on April 10, 2006
Congratulations to the BMI Foundation's 2004 John Lennon Scholarship winner Andrew Horowitz and his band Tally Hall, whose song "Good Day" was recently featured on the weekly soundtrack of the Fox hit series The OC. The show's music supervisor went wild for the catchy pop tune and Horowitz is hopeful that other Tally Hall songs will be featured in future episodes.

John Lennon Scholarship winner Andrew Horowitz is congratulated by BMI Icon Brian Wilson at the 2004 BMI Pop AwardsTally Hall keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Horowitz (seated far right)

"Good Day" was first honored in 2004 by winning first place in the John Lennon Scholarship competition, a program established in 1997 by Yoko Ono in conjunction with the BMI Foundation that recognizes the talent of young songwriters between the ages of 15 and 24.

Horowitz was awarded a $10,000 scholarship during a special presentation at the 2004 BMI Pop Awards ceremony, sharing the stage with BMI Icon Brian Wilson and Pop Award winners 3 Doors Down, The Neptunes, Michelle Branch, Evanescence and many other big stars.

A native of Warren, N.J., Andrew Horowitz began piano studies at the age of five and was composing by age eight. In high school, he pursued private composition and piano studies with faculty at the Juilliard School. He also played in the New York Youth Symphony, led an active jazz quartet, musical directed for several musical theatre productions, and worked as a freelance pianist. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan with a double degree in Music Composition and English Language and Literature. His rock band, Tally Hall, is currently tearing up the Ann Arbor music scene with their full-length studio debut, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.