Full Sail University announced that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has nominated and directly named seven Full Sail University graduates for their engineering efforts, and each is now eligible to win their own GRAMMY at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards airing live this Sunday, February 8, 2009.
In total, 106 Full Sail Recording Arts graduates were involved in the production of 78 individual artist’s projects that are nominated in 61 separate categories. Of these 106 graduates, seven are personally recognized. This is the highest number of graduates in the history of Full Sail in one year to achieve this honor.
Included in the seven Full Sail graduated nominated is Phil Tan, Mix Engineer nominated in the Album of the Year category for Year of the Gentleman by Ne-Yo, as well as in the Record of the Year category for Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis, and in the Best Dance Recording category for Disturbia by Rihanna. Tan has previously won three GRAMMY Awards.
In addition, Full Sail graduate, Tony Terrebonne was also nominated in the Album of the Year category for Year of the Gentleman as a Recording Engineer, and in this same category, the following graduates are also up for an award for their work on Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne: Andrew Correa as a Producer, Fabian Marascuillo as a Mix Engineer, and Julian Vasquez as a Recording Engineer.
In the Record of the Year category, additional graduate nominees include Craig Durrance for his work as a Recording Engineer also for Bleeding Love, and in the Best Dance Recording category, Andrew Coleman was nominated as a Recording and Mix Engineer for Give It To Me by Madonna.
Full Sail was most recently was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.