Individual scholarships for the 2004 TEC Awards Scholarship Grant were awarded to Tyler Andal, Kayla Knoll and Nathan Tocci.
Andal, 16, a recording industry major at Middle Tennessee State University, is interested in audio engineering, producing and session performance, and hopes to teach later on in his career.
Knoll is currently studying at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, after which she hopes to intern to learn and master new technologies, taking these experiences into developing her own production company while composing music.
While on his way to completing a bachelor's degree in Sound Recording Technology at UMass Lowell, this summer, Tocci will be interning at an L.A. recording studio. Post-graduation, Tocci would like to be hired as a pro recording engineer for a project studio that focuses on rock, pop, vocal or classical projects.
In other TEC news, the 10th Annual Mix L.A. Open, sponsored by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, will be held on Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Malibu Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the House Ear Institute's Sound Partners program (www.hei.org) and L.A.-based Sound Art (www.soundartla.org). Space is limited, so golfers should make their reservations early. For information about sponsorships or entry fees, go to www.mixfoundation.org or call Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149.