Second-year DMA pianist Michiko Saiki is the winner of several awards with her film, “a…i…u…e…o….” In September the work was competitively selected for viewing at “The Twelfth And The Last Experimental International Film Festival” in Australia. Most recently it was one of 19 out of 263 entries chosen for the “Without Words Festival” in France. Ms. Saiki’s work was created to remind people of the tragic aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her native country Japan. Ms. Saiki has studied with Drs. Tom Rosenkranz and Laura Melton.