Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
On February 10, 2008, the GRAMMY Awards celebrated 50 years of honoring achievements in the various fields of the music industry, and Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) celebrated the remarkable results having 29 of its graduates who were credited on GRAMMY-winning projects in 30 separate categories.
Adding to the impressive legacy of Full Sail graduates working on GRAMMY-nominated pieces, graduate Brian Montgomery worked directly on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, which won in this year's Album of the Year category. Michael Makowski also joined the ranks for his work on Amy Winehouse's hit single, Rehab which took home the GRAMMY for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Makowski worked alongside fellow Full Sail graduates, Franklin Socorro and James M. Wisner on Winehouse's Back to Black album which earned the award for Best Pop Vocal Album as well.
For 15 out of the last 17 years, a Full Sail graduate has worked on every GRAMMY Award-winning Album of the Year including Norah Jones (Come Away With Me) and OutKast (Speakerboxxx/The Love Below). Overall this year, Full Sail had 107 graduates who were involved in the production of 84 individual projects nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 62 separate categories.
Full Sail graduates were represented across many GRAMMY-nominated categories including: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap Album, Best Country Song and Best Musical Show Album. Contributing as Engineers, Assistant Engineers or Sound Mixers, Full Sail graduates were responsible for creating some of this year's finest musical selections from artists such as: Kanye West, Beyonce, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Michael Buble, Bruce Springstein, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.
Full Sail's Director of Alumni Relations, Jay Noble said, "Here at Full Sail, we continue to be deeply proud of the outstanding work of our graduates and greatly honor the incredible talents they share. It was wonderful to be a part of the milestone of the 50th Anniversary this year and we look forward to a long history of many more GRAMMY Awards to come."
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.