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Technical Grammy Goes to Eastman Alumnus

The Recording Academy has honored sound engineer and musician John Eargle ’53E with a posthumous 2008 Technical Grammy Award. Among other technical accomplishments, Eargle and a team of engineers helped design a loudspeaker system used in many modern theaters. Eargle died last year.

Andrew Blom ’01 Wins Fellowship Award for Dissertation

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Andrew Blom ’01 a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for the 2008–09 academic year. Blom is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His dissertation is titled “Justice with Humanity: Hugo Grotius and the Ethical Basis of International Affairs.”

Eastman Graduate Excels in Prokofiev Competition

Composer and conductor Daniel Black ’06E (MM) was awarded a diploma in the composition for solo instrument and orchestra division in the Fifth International Prokofiev Competition in Composition in St. Petersburg, Russia. The only American to reach the final round, Black was one of 12 finalists.

Papers of Charles Strouse ’47E Find Home in Library of Congress

Musical manuscripts for “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie and “Those Were the Days,” the theme song from television’s All in the Family, have been deposited in the Library of Congress. Tony- and Grammy-winning composer Charles Strouse ’47E presented his papers to the nation’s library this spring. To recognize the event, Strouse, whose memoir Put on a Happy Face will be published in July, was also honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Strouse is scheduled to be a guest at this fall’s Eastman Weekend, which is taking place in conjunction with Meliora Weekend, Oct. 16–19.