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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 1, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 13
Peabody Names New Chair of Music Production and Technology Program

Scott Metcalfe

By Richard Selden
Peabody Institute

Scott Metcalfe, chair of the Music Production and Technology program at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music since 1999, has been named director of Peabody's Recording Arts and Sciences program, effective July 1, 2009. A Hartt graduate in composition, Metcalfe has taught at the school since 1996 and is currently an assistant professor. He has also taught graduate courses in New York University's Tonmeister program and the Yale School of Drama's Theatrical Sound Design program.

With his company, Mind's Ear, Metcalfe has engineered hundreds of recordings in many musical genres, including broadcast recordings of Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut Opera performances. Among the artists he has recorded are Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Sarah Chang and Dave Brubeck. His work has been released internationally on numerous independent labels, broadcast nationally on National Public Radio and the CBS Radio Network and heard on radio broadcasts throughout Europe.

"Scott Metcalfe's experience as a recording engineer, producer, composer and teacher qualifies him superbly to lead Recording Arts and Sciences at Peabody," said Mellasenah Morris, dean of the Conservatory and deputy director of the institute. "We look forward to his active involvement in recruiting activities and interviews for next fall's entering class."

Peabody's bachelor of music in performance and recording arts and sciences is a five-year double-degree program offered in conjunction with the Whiting School of Engineering. The curriculum has three main components: music performance, recording technology, and related math, science and engineering courses. Peabody also offers a master of arts degree in audio sciences. There are four recording studios at the Mount Vernon campus.


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