Natalie Boeyink, a doctoral candidate in music education and a jazz bassist, was awarded a Tinker Grant for summer study in Brazil. Spanning three weeks and five cities, her research centered on Brazilian bass styles and the pedagogy of popular music in Brazil.
She took the opportunity to study with Grammy-winning bassist Paulo Paulelli and Itibere Zwarg, bassist for Hermeto Pascoal. In addition to applying what she learned to playing with her trio,
Boeyink plans to present her findings in master classes and conference presentations.