Junior Gabe Slotnick and master’s candidate Jongsu Lee received “Outstanding Performance” recognition for their submission to the 2010 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards in the category of “Engineered Live Recording.” The pair submitted their recording of Mike Formanek and Tim Murphy’s Sylvia Adalman Artist Recital Series performance of new jazz works at Peabody on November 11, 2009.
Ryu Cipris (BM ’07, GPD ’08) received first prize at the 27th Benelux International Flute Competition, held last month during the Adams Flute Festival in the Netherlands. He studied with Maria Piccinini at Peabody.
Graduate student Michael Scott-Nelson recently created a virtual concertina/accordion/bayan called the Charmonika. You can choose your finger mapping to allow your computer keyboard to be used like a variety of different folk instruments. Optionally, use your mouse to control the bellows! Pictures, videos, and the software itself will be available before December. Visit Michael’s website for more information on the Charmonika and other projects he is currently working on.
A recording engineered by the fourth-year class received a third-place honorable mention award the Shure Fantastic Scholastic 6 Recording Competition. Members of the team are Jason Rogers, Dan Price, Dan Cherouny, Weichao Xu and Ian Lowther. This recording, with the Philadelphia-based band The Defog, was produced in Studio A at Peabody during the January 2010 break.