Mix Masters From Full Sail University Rack in Grammy Nominations
Riddle me this: What do the five Grammy nominees for Album of the Year have in common with Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida?
Answer: All five albums were mixed or engineered by a Full Sail graduate, as Time magazine pointed out in today's article.
Questions swarm surrounding the cost-benefit of tuition at Full Sail, a little-known for profit college focused on training students for careers in the entertainment industry. But, for now, the university is enjoying a high profile 15-minutes of fame.
The Album of the Year nominees, all handled in some way by Full Sail grads are:
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'The Suburbs' -- Arcade Fire
'Recovery' -- Eminem
'Need You Now' -- Lady Antebellum
'The Fame Monster' -- Lady Gaga
'Teenage Dream' -- Katy Perry
...Feel free to leave predictions in 'comments.'
The Time article continues, "In fact, this year's Grammy-nominated projects were worked on by 74 alums of Full Sail U in total." Also, eight Full Sail grads were nominated for their own Grammy awards, some for their work on the Album of the Year nominees.
Not to shabby, Full Sail.
The Time piece details the upshots and drawbacks of a Full Sail education: Successful students because of their education, successful students in spite of their education; high tuition, high-tech equipment. And it ends with a little punch in the throat to Orlando, delivered by '09 graduate Adam Tuminaro, the drummer in a Florida band called the Crazy Carls, who notes that Full Sail's reputation improves farther away from Orlando. "Wherever you go to school, Tuminaro says, "if you want a chance at being successful you have to get out of Orlando."
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