Dan Cohen, a master’s candidate in audio sciences, was named a 2011 National Champion for Rubik’s Cubing, at the National Tournament, held in Columbus, Ohio last month. Cohen won the 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6 speedsolve events.
Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe was a guest on NPR’s Science Friday discussing the relative merits of vinyl and CDs.
Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not, Science Friday, 2/10/12
Inspired by Peabody National Advisory Council member Lori Laitman’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a setting of poetry written by children during the Holocaust, Elisabeth Halliday (’07, Voice) and Zach Herchen (BM ’06, MM ’09, Saxophone; BM ’07, Recording Arts) have created the Emerging Voices Project to commission, perform, and record music for voice and saxophone. Composers Kathleen Bader, Adam Knauss (MM ’08, Composition), and George Lam (MM ’05, Composition and Music Theory) were chosen to write pieces on the themes of childhood and loss of innocence.
Yao Lu wins Best Stereo Classical Recording award at the AES Student Competition in San Francisco.
Geoff Knorr (BM ’07, Recording Arts and Sciences; MM ’08, Composition) was the orchestrator for all, and composer on some, of the music recently recorded by an orchestra in Prague for the fall release of Sid Meier’s Civilization V video game. After the recording was done, Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe performed the editing, mixing, and mastering. Knorr and the head composer, Michael Curran, oversaw the process from composition to final mastering