Full Sail Graduate's Musical Group, The Scarlet, Chosen as the Next "Breakout Rock Act"

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Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is proud to congratulate Recording Arts graduate, TJ Dumser and his band, The Scarlet, on being chosen as the next "Breakout Rock Act" by Hot Pursuit, Spin Magazine, and Music Nation through their online challenge with over 5,000 competitors.

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is proud to congratulate Recording Arts graduate, TJ Dumser and his band, The Scarlet, on being chosen as the next "Breakout Rock Act" by Hot Pursuit, Spin Magazine, and Music Nation through their online challenge with over 5,000 competitors.

Dumser, who graduated with his degree from Full Sail in 2006, immediately entered the recording industry after graduation. After a three-month internship with Headroom Digital Audio, a full service sound design agency located in NYC, he was offered a full-time position as an Assistant Engineer. In addition to his work with the corporation, Dumser continued to pursue side projects which included completing all of the audio recordings for his band, The Scarlet.

"The tools that I learned through Full Sail's Recording Arts Program were what I needed to successfully engineer our band's sound. The music that the judges critiqued was our original work along with my personal credits as the recording engineer," said Dumser.

Spin Magazine and Music Nation kicked off the online challenge in search of the next "Breakout Rock Act" in late September 2007. Judged by Jane's Addiction vocalist, Perry Ferrell, Cursive and Good Life frontman, Tim Kasher, and Spin Magazine editor, Doug Brod, The Scarlet was named the winner in December. The Scarlet's band members include: Dumser, Marc Spatafore and Ian McGuinness. The band will receive a record deal with Original Signal Recordings/Epic Records as their first place prize. Next for the band will be their participation in South by Southwest this year in Austin, TX.

For more information on the band please visit: http://www.myspace.com/thescarletmusic along with their feature in the upcoming issue of Spin Magazine.

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 27,000 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 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus 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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