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JOSH TUBURAN, '01

JOSH TUBURAN’S SMILE WINS DISTINGUSHED AWARD

INLAND EMPIRE, CA – Smile, a new children’s album by pianist, arranger, and La Sierra University alumnus (’01) Josh Tuburan, has earned a Parents’ Choice Award.

The Parents' Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest and most respected non-profit program created to recognize quality children's media and toys. Designed to help parents and caregivers make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children, the Parents’ Choice Awards program has established the benchmarks of achievement in the industry and its seals are a distinguishing mark of quality.

“This award is such an incredible honor. The driving force behind writing, arranging, and producing songs for Smile was a genuine desire to inspire the smiles of children and families through music,” says Josh. “I truly appreciate those involved with the Parents’ Choice Awards for recognizing my efforts.”

The following is the official Parents' Choice Awards review of Smile by Lynne Heffley, a freelance writer, editor, and former staff writer for 25 years at the Los Angeles Times:

“A serene and graceful quiet time album from pianist Josh Tuburan, featuring his arrangements of classical pieces by Schumann, Mozart and Brahms as well as songs from Seussical, Toy Story 2 and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Mostly instrumental, with piano, strings, oboe, clarinet, bass, drums and guitar, the album also includes a piercingly sweet performance of Charlie Chaplin's Smile and Tuburan's lilting Jane's Waltz.”

This is the second professional accolade for Smile. In June 2012, the album earned a "CD of the Year" Award from Creative Child Magazine. Smile is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Smile (Limited Edition) will be exclusively available at www.joshtuburan.com on Friday, November 30. This special version features original artwork by Boston-based and internationally recognized artist Bren Bataclan. A portion of the album sales will benefit the National Bullying Prevention Center.