Five finalists from schools across the country have been invited to attend the 51st Annual CAS Awards, on February 14th, where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award will be revealed and presented with a $2500 check.  

“I am thrilled to announce the finalists for the first CAS Student Recognition Award.  They represent the future of sound mixing,” said CAS President David Fluhr, “and after getting to know them via their applications and faculty recommendations, I can confidently say, that future is in good hands.”

The CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists are:

Michael Cullen
Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts - Orange, CA
Heather Fink
New York University, Graduate Program
John Harton
Savannah College of Art & Design – Savannah, GA
Danny Maurer
University of Colorado Denver
Alyssa Schwartzberg
Brooklyn College
Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award was open to any student enrolled and in good standing in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university.  Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields); but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound for film and television.

The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 14th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.   During the awards the highest honor of the CAS – the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, CAS.   Doug McIntyre, host of KABC Talk Radio’s McIntyre in the Morning, will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies

On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced.