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AES Educational Foundation Announces 2011 Awards

Emil Torick

The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Board of Directors and president Don Puluse announce the recipients of the 2011 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering and related fields. President Puluse has also announced the introduction of a new scholarship, named in honor of Emil Torick (pictured), a founding member and president of the AES Educational Foundation since its inception in 1984 through 2009.

This year’s John Eargle Scholar is David Benson, who will receive a Ph.D. from Schulich School of Music at McGill University, where he earned his previous degrees. The Eargle award is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music.

Christos Manolos has a degree from the New Music School in Thessaloniki, Greece, and two master’s degrees from University of York in the UK. He will continue there in the Ph.D. program.

Ivana Andjelkovic was awarded a renewal of her grant towards earning a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from University of California, Santa Barbara. She has Master of Science degree from George Washington University and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Aglaia Foteinou received a grant to continue Ph.D. studies in Music Technology at the University of York. Her undergraduate degree is from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She earned a Master of Science from York University.

Sarah Gibble has a bachelor’s degree from Ithica College and will study for a master’s in Music Technology at NYU.

Hannah Robertson has earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Middlebury College in Vermont. She will pursue a master’s degree in Music Technology from Schulich School of Music at McGill University.

Jeanne Montalvo studied foreign languages, music and mass communications at the University of Central Florida, and recording technology at Georgia State University. She also has a Studio Recording diploma from Microfusa in Barcelona, Spain. Montalvo receives a renewal grant for the Master of Music Technologies at the Music/Performing Arts Department at the NYU Steinhardt School.

Scott Levine graduated from University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology. He will begin his studies at McGill University towards a Master of Music in Sound Recording.

In addition to the educational grants, president Puluse says, “We are especially pleased to offer a new scholarship this year in the name of Emil Torick. Formerly vice president of Audio Technology at CBS Labs, and holder of 16 patents, Mr. Torick was a schooled and talented violinist. He served a term as AES president and was awarded an AES Fellowship in 1969, a Bronze Medal in 1984, and the Distinguished Service Medal in 2009. This year the Emil Torick Scholar Award recipient is Maurício José Gargel. Mauricio studied Social Communications at the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo. He receives a renewal grant for a Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts at Middle Tennessee State University.”

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