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AES Educational Foundation awards scholarships for 2018

Audio Engineering Society's Educational Foundation will award educational grants to audio engineering graduates

Audio Engineering Society’s Educational Foundation has announced its scholarship scheme for 2018, awarding grants to graduates of audio engineering studies.

On behalf of the directors board, president of the AES Educational Foundation, Don Puluse, announced the scholarship, as well as its recipients for 2018.

Graduates to be awarded with the scholarship include Jackson Anthony, who obtains a BA double major in music and philosophy from Wesleyan University, after advancing his studies at Oxford University. Anthony pursues an MA at American University. He had previously been awarded with an outstanding research in audio technology award by AU’s audio tech department. Anthony also has a past experience working as a filmmaker, composer, and sound engineer.

Valentin Bauer is also one of the candidates. He has a master’s degree from the Advanced Music Production Program (FSMS) of the Paris Conservatoire, and is choosing to study a PHD in media and arts technology at Queen Mary University.

Justin Chervony is waiting to earn his MM from McGill University. He holds a BM from U.Mass Amherst, as well as an MA from Ithaca College in performance and music education with sound recording emphasis.

Andrea Genovese is a PhD candidate in music and performing arts professions from NYU’s Steinhardt School. He has an electronic engineering with music technology systems degree from York University and has published six papers for AES.

Another recipient includes Marc Green, a PhD student in music tech at the University of York Audio Lab. Green obtains a BA in music production from University of Central Lancashire, and an MS is in audio and music tech. He is currently serving as the chair of the AES York student section. 

Furthermore, Riccardo Morejon holds a BA in music and sound production from Universidad San Francisco De Quito, Ecuador and is currently progressing towards his MM at McGill University. He was previously serving as the AES Student Section chair in Ecuador.

Meanwhile, the Educational Foundation has accepted Phillip Tock’s request for a renewal grant towards a master of music in sound recording from McGill University. Tock holds an interest in researching 3D sound and audio education. 

Further recipients include Monika Nizio, who is currently working towards an MS in software development at the University of Glasgow. She holds a bachelor of science in audio technology from Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh College. Nizio began her career in radio whilst studying electronics at Lodz University of Technology in Poland. She has also completed an internship in television with the BBC. Nizio is a member of the AES Scottish Group Event Committee. 

Kseniya Degtyareva has a BA in sound engineering from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, and is studying for an MM in sound recording from McGill University, where she is serving as the co-chair of the student AES. She has received a gold award at the AES Convention Student Recording Competition. Degtyareva was selected by the Polish Minister of Culture to participate in the scholarship program, Gaude Polonia.

David Baylies is currently studying for an MM in music tech at NYU. He has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Boston University. With his designed electronic trumpet, Stella, Baylies won the Saul Walker product design competition at NYU.

Ben Creelman from McGill University holds a bachelor of music in composition. Creelman has previous recording experience and has built a prototype for a responsive playback interface that responds to users’ reactions by changing the mix and arrangement based on input elements.

Jacob Hollebon received a PhD in virtual acoustics under the ISVR Engineering Faculty at the University Southhampton. He holds a physics degree from the University of Warwick.

The Educational Foundation was established for students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Additionally, grants are awarded each year to graduates in the audio profession. The recipients are chosen, based on talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. 

The Foundation’s grants have been made possible by contributions as the AES do not provide funding. These contributions have come from John K. Hilliard, HARMAN, the Mix Foundation for excellence in audio, the families of John Eargle, David Smith, Emil Torick, Mary Lea Simpson and the family and friends of Bruce Swedien, Don and Fran Pearson, Larry Estrin and Audio Precision.