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Adjunct Professor, Music
BioMarina Bosi started her career as musician, performing and teaching at the Venice National Conservatory of Music, Italy, and spending about two years as a chargée de recherche at IRCAM, Paris, where she completed her thesis in Physics. She is currently Consulting Professor in the Music Department at Stanford University and is also a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project, a non-profit organization that promotes successful development, deployment, and use of Digital Media. Previously, Dr. Bosi was Chief Technology Officer of MPEG LA®, a firm specializing in the licensing of multimedia technology; VP-Technology, Standards and Strategies at Digital Theater Systems (DTS); was part of the research team at Dolby Laboratories that developed AC-3 (aka Dolby Digital) and where she also led the MPEG-2 AAC (the core coding technology used in Apple's iTunes, etc.) development for which she received the ISO/IEC 1997 Project Editor award; DSP Engineer at Digidesign where she designed and implemented real-time DSP modules for Sound Designer II (the precursor of Pro Tools). Dr. Bosi has been actively involved in the development of standards for audio and video coding and for managing digital content, contributing to the work of ANSI, ATSC, DVD Forum, DVB, ISO/IEC MPEG, SDMI, and SMPTE. A past President of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Dr. Bosi is a Fellow of the AES served the AES in various capacities including as a member of the Board of Governors, as VP of the Western Region USA and Canada, and as Chair of the San Francisco Section. Dr. Bosi is a member the Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ASA.
Dr. Bosi received the AES Silver Medal Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the development and the standardization of audio coding, video coding, and secure digital rights management. She received the AES Board of Governors Award twice: for her co-chairmanship of the 96th AES Convention and again for her co-chairmanship of the 17th AES International Conference, the first scientific international conference dedicated to the topic of high quality audio coding. She also has received several awards for her scholarship from both the French and Italian governments.
A graduate of Stanford Business School’s “Stanford Executive Program”, Marina holds several patents and publications and is author of the acclaimed textbook “Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards” (Kluwer/Springer December 2002). Marina is currently Treasurer-Elect and Board member of the AES and is a member of the Scientific Council of ISSNAF.
BioSarah Chan, DMA, Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford University.
An international concert pianist and teacher, Sarah Chan has performed throughout America, Europe, and Asia, including at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Berlin Philharmonie, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Salle Cortot-Paris, Künstlerhaus Munich, Sala Atenu-Bacau-Romania, Beifang Performing Arts Hall, and Ningxia Normal Concert Hall. Chan has appeared as concerto soloist with the National "Mihail Jora" Philharmonic of Romania, Romanian State Symphony, New York Concert Artists Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Enid Symphony Orchestra. Chan’s debut recording album, “Portraits of France and Spain: Piano Music from Impressionism and National Romanticism to the Avant-Garde, 1880-1960", is anticipated for release in 2024.
Awards and residencies of international, national, institutional, and professional distinction:
- The American Prize in Piano Performance
- New York Concert Artists Rising Artist Distinction
- PianoTexas Festival Professional Prize
- 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award of the U.S. Presidential Commission, U.S. Department of Education
- 2022 California State University-Stanislaus Outstanding Professor Faculty Award
- Award for Excellence in Teaching, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity:
- 2021 California State University-Stanislaus Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Faculty Award
- Ukraine - “Toloka” Center for Educational Initiatives, University of Educational Management of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Global School, Mariupol Specialized School of Music.
- China - Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Beifang University of Nationalities, Ningxia Normal University.
- U.S. - International Music Festival, Sacramento State University, Oklahoma City University, University of Central Missouri, Charleston Southern University, Erskine College.
Chan’s work engages a simultaneous depth of focus and breadth of multidimensional expressivity in performance and teaching of interpretive (historical/contemporary), creative (music improvisation/extemporized art), and interdisciplinary (music/visual arts, music in the humanities, music/STEM) engagement. Insight into Chan’s work may be gleaned through interviews on Ukrainian TV (https://youtu.be/z1995uXTiw4), Berlin Fueilletonscout (https://www.feuilletonscout.com/ein-moment-mit-pianistin-sarah-chan-gewinnen-sie-zum-abschluss-der-konzertreihe-the-berlin-debuts-tickets-fuer-das-konzert-in-der-berliner-philharmonie/), and in her journal article, “Innovative Teaching Practices in 21st-c. Music Pedagogy”, Мистецтво та освіта (Art and Education) (No. 3 (93) 2019), published in the international Ukrainian journal founded by the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine.
Dr. Chan serves as Lecturer in the Department of Music at Stanford University. She also serves as Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Music (Keyboard Studies/Music Theory) in the Department of Music at California State University, Stanislaus. Chan trained musically at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (D.M.A.), Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Paris Conservatory of Music), Peabody Conservatory of Music (M.M.), Manhattan School of Music (B.M.), and the University of Michigan. She studied liberal arts with a concentration in French and French Literature at La Sorbonne, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan. Sarah Chan is a standing adjudicator for The American Prize Competitions as well as Board Member for Performance and Chair of the Performance Council for The College Music Society.