Jessup, MD (October 26, 2007)–API has announced the creation of a scholarship program “designed to foster creativity and excellence for the pro audio industry’s next generation of sound engineers.” The scholarship will be available to students enrolled or accepted in the sound engineering programs at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and New York University. Each year, API will award the API Visionary Scholarship to three students in the amount of $2,000 per student.
The programs at these three universities have centered many of their courses, seminars, and independent projects on the API Vision surround sound console, reportedly with the recognition that the skills learned on an analog console transfer transparently into the digital realm.
“So many great engineers have produced so much great music over the years,” said Larry Droppa, president of API Audio. “API is honored to be part of this ongoing process, and we’re committed to enabling today’s young engineering talent to flourish, especially as they gain their education. By encouraging projects and experimentation on analog consoles, we can further the audio process by not only providing the equipment to the industry, but also providing additional incentive to reach a little further, listen a little more earnestly and create a little more freely.”
Details for the scholarship’s qualifying and application forms can be found on API’s website.