Guitar Professor Manuel Barrueco’s (BM ’75, Guitar) album Music from Cuba and Spain; Sierra: Sonata para Guitarra has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in the category of Best Classical Album. The album was released by Tonar Music and mastered by Recording Arts faculty Ed Tetreault. Barrueco was featured in a WJZ interview discussing his nomination in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
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.