Recording Arts students Kate Haldrup and Aaron Frazer have each been awarded $2,000 creative activity grants from the Hutton Honors College.
Aaron Frazer will be travelling to Mississippi to collect field recordings of African-American and rural music. His research will focus on the importance of traditional religious and secular musical styles to modern-day communities. His recordings will be deposited at the Archives of Traditional Music.
Kate Haldrup will be developing her music and video blog, Second Kitchen Collective. This blog, created by Kate, Stephen Carlsgaard (another Recording Arts student) and several other IU students, chronicles local musicians as well as touring acts that come to the Bloomington community. The grant will fund audio and video production equipment and website design and programming.
Congratulations to Aaron and Kate. These two grants highlight some of the diverse projects Recording Arts students do outside of the classroom.