The Inaugural Dietrich Schüller Award for Audiovisual Training

The inaugural Dietrich Schüller Award for Audiovisual Training

The IASA Executive Board is pleased to announce the inaugural Dietrich Schüller Award for Audiovisual Training has been given to Ketevan Davitashvili of Georgia. Keti is a Technical Specialist at the Ethnomusicology Laboratory at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire of Georgia. She has completed audio preservation trainings and workshops, supported collaborative work between the State Conservatoire and the Smithsonian Institution, and continues the work digitizing and promoting traditional Georgian music. She presented at this year’s IASA Annual Conference and Forum for the International Council for Traditional Music and Dance (ICTDM). Keti is also a musician working with analog sound and micro-electronics. 

This award and subsequent funding will support Keti’s participation in the FRAME Advanced training session that will take place on site at the Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA), 20 to 24 November 2023. Please join us in congratulating Keti and also Dietrich Schüller, the namesake of this award. Keti embodies energy, spirit, hard work, and dedication to the field of audiovisual heritage work. 

On behalf of the IASA Executive Board,

Tre Berney, Past-President