SmartGuitar Project Wins First Place Reply

 

Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) and her SmartGuitar group at Hopkins led by Dr. Nathan Scott, Associate Teaching Professor, Whiting School of Engineering won first place in the Whiting School of Engineering Design Day on May 7 presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers judges. Peabody junior Liam Ashwill, guitar, gave the demo performance during their pitch. This project involved a wide range of people and was truly interdisciplinary. Others involved include Dr. Iulian Iordachita, Associate Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Garrett Lee, luthier; Peabody faculty member Melissa Hullman (MM ’99, Violin); Dr. Jing Xu, Assistant Research Scientist in the Malone Center of Engineering in Healthcare and a member of the Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement (BLAM) Lab; and engineering students Allen Ren, Daniel Hsu, Can Kocabalkanli and Khanh Nguyen.

Camila Agosto Named Finalist, Has Premiere Reply

Camila AgostoMaster’s student Camila Agosto, composition, was named a finalist in the LA Philharmonic’s 2019 National Composer Intensive. Her new piece Tybontoan will be premiered by the International Contemporary Ensemble on Saturday, June 1 at 1:15 pm on the main stage of the Walt Disney Recital Hall during the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival. In the fall, she will begin Doctoral studies at Columbia University.