Director of Recording Arts Scott Metcalfe and IT Director Theron Feist have been awarded funding from the Johns Hopkins Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration grant program. Their project, High-Fidelity, Low-Latency, Networked Collaboration for Applied Music and Dance Education, will explore and expand the use of low-latency collaboration tools for teaching applied music and dance. Each of the six accepted DELTA grant proposals will receive up to $75,000 to enhance the university’s teaching and learning enterprise.
Matthew Sullivan (BM ‘17, Recording Arts, Computer Music) was the Sound Editor for “Colette,” a film that recently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. It was the first film produced by a video game studio to be nominated for or win an Academy Award.
Robert Soma-Lewis (BM ’04, Saxophone; BM ’05, Recording Arts) recently mixed and mastered the album Change Ringing by Robert Ames through his studio Ambient Works, based in London. The album was released on BMG/Modern Recordings on May 28, 2021.
Recording arts faculty artist Wendel Patrick has been chosen as the 2021-22 recipient of the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship through Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The fellowship funds scholars and artists who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and creativity in the arts in connection with Hiphop.
Robert Soma-Lewis (BM ’04, Saxophone; BM ’05, Recording Arts) recently collaborated with noted violinist and London Contemporary Orchestra member Galya Bisengalieva as mixing engineer for her debut LP Aralkum, released on One Little Independent Records. The album has received wide critical acclaim, including write-ups from Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, FACT Magazine, Composer Magazine (Spitfire Audio), and others.