Full Sail University Grads Work on Nominated Projects at the 2022 Latin Grammys
Published on Nov 8, 2022 by Abby Stassen
The university’s real-world music education prepared graduates to work on the year’s biggest songs and albums.
Full Sail music and recording graduates capitalize on their work ethic and the skills they develop at Full Sail to help create award-worthy songs and albums. This year, thirteen grads were credited on 28 nominated projects in 22 categories at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards, with four graduates nominated for their own Latin Grammy statuettes. When the winners were announced, seven graduates were credited on 10 winning projects in 11 categories.
Full Sail’s robust music and recording degrees are hands-on programs that have received accolades from industry publications. The university’s standalone Music Business bachelor’s program expands on the music business fundamentals taught in other music and recording degree programs. It was recognized by Billboard magazine as one of their Top Music Business Schools in 2022.
Students also gain real-world experience by observing professional recording artists during the production process. Thanks to Full Sail’s relationships with labels like Motown Gospel and RCA Inspiration, a number of gospel artists have recorded songs on campus and sent tracks to Recording Arts faculty members for mixing and mastering. Fifteen Billboard #1 songs and albums, three Grammy nominations, and over a dozen Stellar, Dove, and Billboard Music Awards have resulted from these collaborations.
At the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards, Full Sail grads built on their education and professional experiences and made major contributions to nominated songs and albums.
Graduates of the university’s Recording Arts program had an impressive showing at this year’s event across multiple categories. Colin Leonard was individually nominated for three Latin Grammys for his work as a Mastering Engineer on Record of the Year nominees “Envolver” by Annita and “Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny and Bomba Estereo, as well as on Album of the Year nominee Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny. Josh Gudwin was nominated for his work as a Mixer on “Ojitos Lindos” and Un Verano Sin Ti. Dave Clauss received a nomination for his contributions as a Recording Engineer and Mixer on Record of the Year nominee “Te Felicito” by Shakira and Rauw Alejandro. Felipe Tichauer was nominated as a Mastering Engineer on Best Engineered Album nominee Indigo Borboleta Anil by Liniker.
Full Sail Recording Arts grads worked on additional nominated projects by major artists. Pa'lla Voy by Marc Anthony was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Salsa Album, and grad Daniel Escobar worked on the album as an Assistant Engineer. He also worked on the “Pa'lla Voy” single, which was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Tropical Song. Grad Morgan David was also an Assistant Engineer on Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Aguilera by Christina Aguilera. Grad David Corcos was a Mixing Engineer on Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album nominee Sobre Viver by Criolo, as well as the album’s song “Me Corte Na Boca Do Céu A Morte Não Pede Perdão” which was nominated for Best Portuguese Language Song.
Full Sail grads were also credited on projects in categories like Best Norteño Album, Best Contemporary Tropical Album, and Best Rock Song.