Full Sail University Announces Graduate Results for The 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

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Full Sail University is proud to announce that 14 graduates worked on 13 GRAMMY®-winning projects across 15 categories at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards,which aired live on CBS, Monday, February 15, 2016 and was hosted by LL Cool J. In total, 36 Full Sail graduates were credited on 35 artists’ releases that were nominated across 32 separate categories.

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“It’s an honor to join together as a university community to celebrate the many Full Sail University graduates who have contributed to the 58th Annual GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning projects,” said Dana Roun, Education Director, Audio Arts, Full Sail

Full Sail University is proud to announce that 14 graduates worked on 13 GRAMMY®-winning projects across 15 categories at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, which aired live on CBS, Monday, February 15, 2016 and was hosted by LL Cool J.

Of these graduates, one alum, Brendan Morawski, earned a GRAMMY® award of his very own for his work as an assistant engineer on Taylor Swift’s “1989,” which won Album of the Year.

Full Sail University graduates have mixed, recorded, or assisted on 19 GRAMMY®-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 26 years. In total, 36 Full Sail graduates were credited on 35 artists’ releases that were nominated across 32 separate categories.

The complete list of Full Sail alumni credited on this year’s GRAMMY®-winning projects are as follows:

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift- “1989”
Brendan Morawski (Recording Arts, 2010) Assistant Engineer

Best Pop Vocal Album:Taylor Swift- “1989”
Brendan Morawski (Recording Arts, 2010) Assistant Engineer

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber- “Where Are ü Now”
Joshua Gudwin (Recording Arts, 2006) Vocal Engineer

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo – “Jack ü”
Joshua Gudwin (Recording Arts, 2006) Vocal Engineer

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:Snarky Puppy & Metropole- “Sylva”
Eric Hartman (Recording Arts, 2003) Engineer, Mixing

Best Urban Contemporary Album:The Weeknd- “Beauty Behind The Madness”
Ben Diehl (Entertainment Business; Recording Arts, 2005) Producer, Composer
Jeremy Lertola (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar- “Alright”
Andrew Coleman (Recording Arts, 1995) Engineer

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar- “Alright”
Andrew Coleman (Recording Arts, 1995) Engineer

Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar- “To Pimp A Butterfly”
Andrew Coleman (Recording Arts, 1995) Engineer
Hart Gunther (Recording Arts, 2000) Engineer

Best New Age Album: Paul Avgerinos- “Grace”
Michael Fossenkemper (Recording Arts, 1989) Engineer

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin- “Wanna Be Happy?”
Tre Nagella (Recording Arts, 1999) Engineer, Mixing

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac- “This Is Not a Test”
Jerricho Scroggins (Recording Arts, 2011) Assistant Engineer

Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album: Natalia Lafourcade- “Hasta La Raíz”
Cesar Sogbe (Recording Arts, 1987) Engineer
Jose Blanco(Recording Arts, 1990) Mastering Engineer

Best Latin Pop Album:Ricky Martin “A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Delux Edition)”
Bruno Valverde (Recording Arts, 2013) Programming

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy- “Born To Play Guitar”
Seth Morton (Recording Arts, 2005) Assistant Engineer

“It’s an honor to join together as a university community to celebrate the many Full Sail University graduates who have contributed to the 58th Annual GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning projects,” said Dana Roun, Education Director, Audio Arts, Full Sail University.”

Over 900 students, staff and faculty participated in the university’s annual on-campus GRAMMY Celebration, which coincided with another special tradition—the official start of Full Sail’s 7th Annual Hall of Fame Week on campus.

For more information on the 58th 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/full-sail-alumni-on-nominated-projects-at-the-58th-annual-grammy-awards-grammy-celebration-details/

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 2015 “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail University is a Graduate and Undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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