Lawrence Manchester (BM ’94, Percussion; BM ’95 Recording Arts and Sciences) won the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie as the score mixer for The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix). Earlier this year, he won the Cinema Audio Society Award for the same program.
All four members of Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – have joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.
Michael Compitello (BM ’07, Percussion) released Unsnared Drum through New Focus Recordings on Friday, August 20. The album includes solo works for the snare drum by Nina C. Young, Hannah Lash, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), and Tonia Ko.
Devin Gray (BM ’06, Jazz Percussion) releases Melt All the Guns on June 4, 2021 for the 7th National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The music on the recording was composed during fall of 2019 and recorded by Gray, Ralph Alessi, and Angelica Sanchez. A release party will be held at Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn on July 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT.
Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – is now accepting applications for the 2021 NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar. The seminar will take place virtually from August 1- 6, 2021 and will include guests such as John Luther Adams, Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition), David Lang, Kristin Lee, and Kendall Williams. The week will include masterclasses and conversations and a culminating virtual performance of a new work by Kendall Williams. Applications are due May 31 (April 15 to be considered for a scholarship).