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NEW YORK: Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation, and its  Board of Directors, have announced the recipients of the 2012 AES  Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in the field of Audio  Engineering. “This year our Emil Torick Scholar is Matthias Leimeister, who will pursue an MSi in Medientechnnologie in Audio Signal  Processing from the Technische Universitat Ilmenau,” Mr. Puluse said.  “Mr. Leimeister holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of  Heidelberg. The Emil Torick Award honors an outstanding  student with exceptional career goals.”

The John Eargle Award given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music was presented to Ross Penniman, candidate for an MS in Music Engineering, University of Miami. Mr. Penniman holds a BM and a BS from University of Michigan.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards Include:

Areti Andreopoulos is studying for her PhD at the Steinhart School of NYU. She has a  degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an MM in Music  Technology from Steinhart.

Christos Manolas, receives a renewal grant for his PhD studies at the University of York.  Manolas has a degree from the New Music School, Thessaloniki, Greece,  and two masters’ degrees  from University of York.

Magdalena Plewa is pursuing a PhD at Gdansk University of Technology in Audio  Engineering and Telecommunication. She has a MSc. from AGH University of  Science & Technology in Krakow,  Poland. She is current president of the AES International Student  Delegate Assembly.

Jamie Tagg will begin his studies towards a PhD in Sound Recording from McGill  University. He has a BM from the University of Miami in Music  Engineering Technology, and a MM in Sound  Recording Technology from U. Mass Lowell.

Mauricio J. Gargel receives a renewal grant to continue his studies towards an MFA  in Recording Arts at MTSU. He has a degree in Social Communication from  Univerdidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil and studied audio at the  Institute of Audio and Video.

Scott Levine continues his studies at McGill University for an MM in Sound  Recording. He receives a renewal grant. His previous degree is in Music  Technology from the University of California at San Diego.

Hannah Robertson holds a BA in Physics from Middlebury College. She continues with a  renewal grant at McGill University for an MS in Music Technology.

The Board of Directors has also announced the addition  of two new members, Bob Moses and Jim Anderson. Mr. Moses, a product  designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, is Executive  Director of the AES. Mr. Anderson, a Grammy Award-  winning producer and engineer, is a former President and Governor of  AES and a professor at NYU.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984  to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio  engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics  are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on  the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and  recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented 170 grants  at 60 universities worldwide, totaling over seven hundred thousand  dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from  AES, Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation  for Excellence in Audio, and the families of John Eargle, David Smith,  and Emil Torick. The AES also receives support from other benefactors  such as in memoriam donors, and individuals  and companies, which support education in audio.

Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its  web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

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