Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Jeff Sherwood

Please join me in congratulating Jeff Sherwood, MFA candidate in sound design, for winning the 2020 USITT Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award.

Winners of this award have completed work that creatively applied sound in the performing arts and executed their vision with respect to artistic and technical choices, process, and product. In his letter nominating Jeff for the award, Rick Thomas, professor and coordinator of design and production in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, praised him for building a network of accomplished sound designers and prominent theatre organizations that helped him develop skills he willingly shared with Purdue’s undergraduate sound designers.

Rick added that Jeff “has demonstrated exceptional skills, an unquenched thirst to learn more, outstanding aesthetic conception, and flawless design process, including documentation, communication, pragmatic sensibility, and collaborative ability.”

As the award winner, Jeff will receive a $1,000 prize and a full conference registration for the USITT Conference & Stage Expo, which will be held April 1-4 in Houston.

Congratulations, Jeff!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts