Audio Production MA alumnus Alejandro Valdes Alvarez, who graduated in 2012, has been announced as a finalist in the Study UK Alumni Awards 2020.
The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of international alumni who have studied in the UK, showcasing the impact and value of UK Higher Education.
The Awards highlight the alumni’s university experience, and the impact they have made on their wider community. They recognise UK alumni who are actively initiating or contributing to innovative and creative new ideas and solutions, and/or business opportunities that have the potential for strong growth.
Alejandro graduated from the Audio Production MA course in 2012 and is a Global finalist for the Entrepreneurial Award. He was inspired by the UK’s multicultural music scene to open his own recording and mixing studio. Mixbooth delivers certified audio production courses to young producers in Colombia. Alejandro shares with his students the recording techniques and styles he learned in the UK, as both a student and an audio engineer at the London-based Soho Sonic Studios.
He simultaneously works as an Audio Production lecturer at Fundación Academia de Dibujo Profesional University, where he teaches modules including sound, audio production, audio post-production and sound montage.
The opportunity to learn from recognised industry experts and immerse himself in British culture was the highlight of his time in the UK, he said.
The Alumni Awards provide an unparalleled opportunity for international alumni to have their success recognised on a national, regional and global scale, helping to raise their profile through exclusive press and PR opportunities. The winners are also invited to join the panel of judges to participate in the judging of future award competitions.
Talking about Alejandro’s achievement, David Brooks, Alumni Relations Officer for Alumni Experience, said: “We’re thrilled that Alejandro has been recognised as a global finalist in the Study UK Alumni Awards. Westminster’s alumni community is spread across 180 countries, and alumni like Alejandro are making a real impact on their home countries.
“Having been on Westminster’s fantastic Audio Production MA course and gained professional studio experience in London, Alejandro is now sharing his expertise across Colombia. Alejandro displays an entrepreneurial and generous spirit which typifies the values we celebrate at Westminster, so we’re delighted that he is the latest of many Westminster alumni to be recognised in this way.”