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Full Sail University Announces 2009 Graduate GRAMMY Nominations

Full Sail University is proud to announce 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 are 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.

“Each year we become more and more amazed by the extraordinary efforts and accomplishments of our graduates,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “Having 106 graduates involved in the production of GRAMMY-nominated projects further proves that the decision to attend a university such as Full Sail is fueled by a passion for the love of the craft, and it is that same passion that carries our students through graduation and out into the industry for the possibility of greatness to occur.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 30,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 6,100 students from 50 states and 50 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of seventeen 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 and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus) and Internet Marketing (online); and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university 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.

Kristin Weissman | Full Sail University
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