AES Educational Foundation Announces 2011 Awards
New York - Sep 1, 2011 - The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Board of Directors and president have announced the recipients of the 2011 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering and related fields. The AES also created a new scholarship named in honor of Emil Torick, 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 PhD from Schulich School of Music, McGill University, which is where he earned his previous degrees. The Eargle award is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music.
Additional recipients are:
Emil Torick, formerly vice president of audio technology at CBS Labs, and holder of 16 patents, 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 Jose Gargel. Gargel studied social communications at the Universidade Metodista de Sao Paulo. He receives a renewal grant for a master of fine arts in recording arts at Middle Tennessee State University.
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