Joel Watts (BM ’14, Horn; BM ’15, Recording Arts; MM ’15, Audio Sciences) received the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for his work as assistant recording engineer. Mr. Watts engineered a live recording of Shostkovich’s Under Stalin’s Shadow, featuring Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 5, 8 ,and 9 performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andris Nelsons. Find more information on the Grammy win on boston.com and The Boston Music Intelligencer.
Ian Hoffman has been appointed Peabody’s new principal instructor in audio sciences, acoustical studies concentration. Mr. Hoffman is an architect, acoustic designer, and educator, whose teaching, research, and practice examine the complex sensitivities of architectural and acoustic design, specifically for the performing arts, bridging the technical and creative, calculated and perceived, aural and tectonic.