Two students from The Hartt School's Music Production and Technology (MPT) program at the University of Hartford have been named winners of a prestigious Down Beat magazine Student Music Award.
Junior Shane McMahon and senior Robert Murray are the winners in the Best Engineered Studio Recording category, for their recording of a studio performance by assistant professor Steve Davis' Advanced Ensemble from Hartt's Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz.
Murray will receive his Bachelor of Music degree from the MPT program this month. He plans to continue his education in the Master of Music program at McGill University in Montreal. McMahon will be interning this summer at Allaire Studios in upstate New York.