Once again, we would like to thank all who applied for the 2017 API Saul Walker Memorial Scholarship. We received a record number of excellent submissions from audio production students around the world and were impressed by the hard work and dedication demonstrated by each applicant. We'd like to take this opportunity to share a little more about this year's scholarship winners:
Brendan Glasson, a student at Mills College in California, is pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media. He has toured and performed internationally, including performances at Centre Pompidou-Metz, MUDAM museum in Luxembourg, and the RISD museum. He studied Computer Music and Music Composition at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and is currently studying with Maggi Payne, John Bischoff, and William Winant at Mills College.
Gleb Iarovoi is a part of Middle Tennessee State University's graduate recording program, having previously earned an Audio Engineering degree from Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. Gleb also has a background in classical music and received a degree in Music Theory and Composition from Schnittke Institute of Music in Russia. As an audio engineer, Gleb has worked at All-Russia State Broadcast Company spotlighting major cultural events, and would like to pursue sound for picture as he enjoys working with immersive sound.
Rylan Sunseri attends California State University, Chico and developed an interest in audio technology and recording while in high school, taking up electronics and synthesizers for a music project with friends. "Recorded music and samples seem to me like an entire world of endless possibility and interest, combining the power of science and technology with the vision and creativity of the arts," Rylan says. Looking towards the future, Rylan would like to advance his academic music knowledge further with a master's program in London, learn electrical engineering to manufacture and/or design synthesizers, and branch out creatively as a producer and engineer.
Travis Wahl is halfway through the music production program at Daytona State College in Florida, and is also a student in Hans Zimmer's online masterclass. He submitted his first completed masterclass piece as his API scholarship submission. Travis has a background in writing death metal and engineering rappers in the Miami area, but has recently started writing and producing pop songs and composing film-style music. Travis' first official remix recently debuted online.