Full Sail Graduate Goes for Third Latin GRAMMY Award Win

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Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is proud to congratulate graduate, Maria Gaucin, on her fourth Latin GRAMMY nomination.

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is proud to congratulate graduate, Maria Gaucin, on her fourth Latin GRAMMY nomination.

Gaucin, who graduated with a degree in Recording Arts in 2002, is now a four-time Latin GRAMMY nominee and to date, is the only female engineer to have ever taken home the coveted award. In 2005, only three short years after graduation from Full Sail, Gaucin was nominated twice - one nomination with the band, "La Mafia" for Best Grupero Album which won, and another with the band, "Los Palominos" for Best Norteno Album. One year later in 2006, "La Mafia" was nominated once again for Best Tajano Album, which also won, and Gaucin took home her second Latin GRAMMY Award. Now in 2007, Gaucin is facing her fourth nomination with the band "Los Palominos" for Best Tejano Album, and is going for her third Latin GRAMMY win in a row.

"It still seems unbelievable that I would achieve all of this in such a short amount of time. Working with some of the best artists in this industry is amazing and a wonderful experience for me. In school, I learned so much from all of my teachers at Full Sail. They gave me the confidence I needed to apply myself in this business. Full Sail gave me the up-to-date skills that are needed in the studio right now, as well as learning the proper studio etiquette which has helped me tremendously in my career," said Gaucin.

Gaucin will be nominated at the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas on November 8, 2007. Currently, she is the Studio Manager and Chief Engineer for Urbana Recording Studios in Houston, Texas.

Full Sail's Program Director of Recording Arts, Bill Smith said, "For Maria to currently be the only female engineer to win a Latin GRAMMY Award is truly a remarkable honor, and we are so proud to be part of her outstanding and continued success."

About Full Sail:
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.
With over 25,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from 50 states and 37 countries. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Master of Science Degree in Entertainment Business; Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Film, Game Development and Music Business; Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a "real world" education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the "Most Innovative Program" Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: "The Harvard of Game Schools" by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three "New Media Schools" by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the "Best Music Programs" in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the "Best Music Business Departments" in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.


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