The 2006 TEC Awards announced the following recipients of its Scholarship Grants:
Richard Chilcott is a student at Ohio University and is pursuing a degree in Music Production. He is currently working on a project in which the School of Music and the School of Telecommunications will create a digital archive of performances from the past 30 years. Michael Lunoe is working on a dual degree at University of Hartford: a B.S.E. in Acoustics and Music, and a Music degree in Percussion Performance. After graduation, Lunoe plans to work as an acoustician, with a primary interest in designing musical instruments, specifically percussion, and pro audio equipment. Georgios Pesios is a junior at the City College of New York. He is working on a degree on Music and Audio Technology.
Applications for the 2007 TEC Awards Scholarship Grant are currently being accepted. The scholarship grant(s) is offered to students currently enrolled in audio education programs. For more information, go to mixfoundation.org/hearing.html or call Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149.
In other news, the 12th Annual Mix L.A. Open (Monday, May 14, 2007, at the Malibu Country Club) has confirmed sponsors including Absolute Music, Acme Audio, Audio-Technica, Harman Pro/JBL Professional, The Pass Studios, Record Plant, Shure, Sound Design Corporation and Yamaha Corporation of America. A limited number of playing spots and sponsorships are still available. Visit mixfoundation.org/la_open/la_open.html for information.
The Mix Foundation also announced that $45,000 has been contributed to hearing organizations and audio education programs. Nearly half of the amount will support the Sound Partners campaign of the House Ear Institute to educate professionals and music consumers about protecting their hearing in the music environment. Funds were also donated to scholarships and student assistance programs of the AES Education Foundation, SPARS, H.E.A.R., five existing endowment funds at colleges and universities, Sound Art L.A. and three individual TEC Awards Scholarships. For more information, visit www.mixfoundation.org.