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Huhao Yang Wins Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award

February 15, 2023 USITT

Congratulations to Huhao Yang, Purdue Department of Theatre sound design graduate student. Huhao won the Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award! 

Last week, USITT The Association of Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals announced its 2023 Young Designers, Managers, & Technicians (YDMT) Award winners. The awards for YDMT bring recognition and support to young designers, managers, and technicians at the beginning of their careers. They are made possible by generous gifts to USITT from their sponsors.

Huhao Yang is a sound design graduate student in the Department of Theatre at Purdue University, who has done extensive work in the field of sound production. During his undergraduate period in China, he participated in professional audio work with various units including the China Central Television and Zhejiang TV & Radio Group. He also received the 5th Sound Academy Award from the China Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for his film sound works. After coming to the United States, Huhao is actively involved in various theatre and live productions while chasing his MFA degree In Purdue Theatre, he has served as sound designer and engineer for many theatre shows in his university, and also actively participated in off-campus internships. He followed Chicago-based production company Centerstage and participate in many large corporate conference productions such as Toyota, Wyndham. As a young sound designer, Huhao's motto is to embrace infinite possibilities, he has the enthusiasm to devote himself to the sound field he loves, and contribute his strength to more wonderful shows. He hopes to further improve himself at Purdue Theatre, and become an outstanding sound artist and sound engineer in the future.

Huhao and the other winners will be honored at USITT23 in St. Louis, March 15-18.

See the other winners here.


The Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals