Full Sail University Graduates Contribute to GRAMMY Nominated Releases

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64 Full Sail University graduates and one current student have worked on 53 artist releases nominated for GRAMMYs® at the 56th Annual Awards airing live on Sunday, January 26, 2014 on CBS.

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During this year’s awards, Full Sail University graduates and students have contributed to numerous artist projects nominated across 42 categories including: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Gospel Song, and Best R&B Album, just to name a few. Full Sail University graduates have worked on 17 GRAMMY®-award winning Album of the Year releases over the past 24 years.

Current Full Sail University Hall of Fame inductee, Demacio “Demo” Castellon, who graduated from the university’s Recording Arts degree program, contributed to Jay Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail, by serving as a mixer for 8 songs and as co-engineer of 11 of the album’s 16 tracks. In addition, graduates of Full Sail University have worked on GRAMMY® nominated releases in various roles including: Composing, Engineering, Mastering, Mixing, Producing, Vocal Engineering and A&R for artists such as Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Tony Bennett, Calvin Harris, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Blake Shelton, The Rolling Stones, and many more.

Two Full Sail University alumni that are eligible to earn their own GRAMMY® at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards include:
·      Andrew Coleman, Engineer, Record of the Year, Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
·      Brad Todd, Vocal Engineer, Best R&B Album, R&B Divas, Faith Evans

“Our university community looks forward to celebrating the incredible accomplishments of our alumni during the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards,” said Jay Noble, Vice President, Alumni Relations, Full Sail University. “We are tremendously proud of all our successful grads across the industry and we extend our sincere congratulations to each of the graduates this year who helped bring GRAMMY®-nominated projects to life.”

For more information on the 56th 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-on-nominees-for-the-56th-annual-grammy-awards/