Recruiting students into the MFA Sound Design program is always tough for us. We can only take two students each year, and there are always terrific students out there that we have to decline. This year was particularly difficult - the number of exceptional candidates was four times higher than it usually is, which made our decision much more difficult.
That said, Mike and I, along with the rest of the program are delighted to welcome our incoming students for this fall: Melanie Lopez and Jeremiah Turner. Melanie and Jeremiah stood out to us with exceptional combinations of talent, creativity, curiosity, professionalism, and experience. We're looking forward to working with them for the next three years!
I asked each of them to submit a short bio, so here they are, in their own words:
When not designing, Jeremiah is a stand-up comedian. Producing and headlining shows around the state of Louisiana. He also enjoys baking and cooking.