53 Full Sail University Graduates Contribute to GRAMMY®-Nominated Releases

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Full Sail University is proud to announce that 53 graduates have worked on 46 artist releases nominated for GRAMMYs® at the 57th Annual Awards airing live on Sunday, February 8, 2015 on CBS. Full Sail University graduates worked on three out of the five Album of the Year nominees and are personally nominated for GRAMMY® awards in this category.

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Full Sail University is proud to announce that 53 graduates have worked on 46 artist releases nominated for GRAMMYs® at the 57th Annual Awards airing live on Sunday, February 8, 2015 on CBS. Full Sail University graduates worked on three out of the five Album of the Year nominees and are personally nominated for GRAMMY® awards in this category.

During this year's awards, Full Sail University graduates have contributed to numerous artist projects nominated across 41 categories including: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Gospel Album, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Urban Contemporary Album, just to name a few. Full Sail University graduates have worked on 18 GRAMMY®-award winning Album of the Year releases over the past 24 years.

Full Sail University graduates have worked on GRAMMY® nominated releases in various roles including: Composing, Engineering, Mastering, Mixing, Producing, Vocal Engineering and A&R for artists such as Beyoncé, Pharrell, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Jack White, Hunter Hayes, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.

Six Full Sail University alumni that are eligible to earn their own GRAMMY® at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards include:

  •     Leslie Brathwaite, Mixing, Album of the Year, Girl, Pharrell Williams
  •     Andrew Coleman, Mixing/Engineer, Album of the Year, Beyoncé, Beyoncé; Digital Editing, Engineer, Guitar, Album of the Year, X, Ed Sheeran; Arranger, Digital Editing, Engineer, Guitar, Arranger, Hanclapping, Girl, Pharrell Williams
  •     Hart Gunther, Assistant Engineer, Engineer, Album of the Year, Girl, Pharrell Williams
  •     Justin Hegrett, Mixing Assistant, Mixing Engineer, Album of the Year, Beyoncé, Beyoncé
  •     William McDowell, Composer, Executive Producer, Primary Artist, Producer, Best Gospel Album, Withholding Nothing [Live], William McDowell
  •     Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, Engineer, Album of the Year, Beyoncé, Beyoncé

“We are increasingly astonished by the level of talent demonstrated by our graduates across the industry,” said Jay Noble, Vice President, Alumni Relations, Full Sail University. “They exude excellence through a commitment to their craft and are an inspiration to our students and the university as a whole.”

For more information on the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.grammy.com and to learn more about Full Sail alumni who have worked on this year’s GRAMMY®-nominated projects, visit http://www.fullsailblog.com/alumni-credited-on-57th-annual-grammy-award-nominated-projects/

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate campus and online degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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