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.
Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe will release a book titled Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers on February 2. More…
Recording arts and piano student Teng Chen will be the audio director of the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine from June 27 to July 24. Her duty at the festival includes leading the audio team in audio and video recordings of all the festival events. Ms. Chen is a freelance audio engineer located in Baltimore, Maryland, who has worked with musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Vijay Iyer, and Billy Hart. She spent past summers at the Tanglewood Music Center (with the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the Banff Centre, Spoleto USA, and the Brevard Music Center working as an audio engineer under the supervision of engineers such as Shawn Murphy, Tim Martyn, and Theresa Leonard. Ms. Chen will graduate this year with dual bachelor’s degrees in piano performance and recording arts and sciences, as well as a master’s degree in audio sciences with a concentration in acoustics.
Faculty artist Thomas Dolby will be spinning his favorite selections of dance tracks at Paradox Entertainment in Baltimore on November 8 from 11 pm – 6 am. Dolby, known for his 1980s hit “She Blinded Me with Science,” has received five Grammy nominations. His keyboard and production work put him in the studio with the likes of David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Foreigner, Joni Mitchell and George Clinton.