Five finalists from schools across the country attended the 56th Annual CAS Awards on Saturday 25th January where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award was announced.



Bo Pang
Chapman University – Orange, CA


Hsiao-Chu (Andree)
Chapman University – Orange, CA

Jiaqing Gu (Audrey)
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Emma Trujillo
Emerson College – Boston, MA

Karthik Mohan Vijaymohan
Chapman University – Orange, CA


“As members of the Cinema Audio Society we not only have the honor of celebrating the excellence of today’s audio mixing professionals,  but we take great strides to foster and recognize the great promise and potential in upcoming generations,” said CAS President Karol Urban.

“It was with immense pride that we announced Bo Pang as the 6th Annual Student Recognition award winner. The caliber of the five finalists was outstanding, their passion and excitement for our craft remind us all of the great power and influence sound plays in storytelling.” Urban further said, “Our  Student Recognition Award Committee and a group of volunteer judges have worked tirelessly to review and determine a superior group of emerging new talented individuals. Then to select one as the strongest. We are grateful to each of them.”

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