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CRAS Graduates Worked on 125 GRAMMY-Nominated Albums & Songs Across 35 Categories; Three Grads Have Also Been Nominated for GRAMMY Awards Across Multiple Categories

 

Gilbert, Ariz., Dec. 18, 2023 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that CRAS graduates worked on 125 GRAMMY-nominated albums and songs across 35 categories during the past year. Of those, three of these CRAS graduates have been nominated for 11 GRAMMY Awards. The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards show is scheduled for February 24, 2024 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

This year, the following CRAS graduates have been nominated for a GRAMMY Award:

  • Bobby Mota; engineer; Album of the Year for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Bobby Mota; engineer; Best Alternative Music Album for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Bobby Mota; engineer; Best Engineered Non-Classical for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Bobby Mota; engineer; Record of the Year for “Not Strong Enough” by Boygenius
  • Owen Lantz; engineer; Album of the Year for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Owen Lantz; engineer; Best Alternative Music Album for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Owen Lantz; engineer; Best Engineered Non-Classical for “The Record” by Boygenius
  • Owen Lantz; engineer; Record of the Year for “Not Strong Enough” by Boygenius
  • Chris Kasych; engineer; Record of the Year for “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Chris Kasych; engineer; Song of the Year for “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Chris Kasych; engineer; Best Pop Solo Performance for “Vampire” by Olivia Rodrigo

The previous year, nine CRAS graduates worked on GRAMMY-winning albums and songs across 21 categories announced during the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards show. In total, 32 CRAS graduates worked on GRAMMY-nominated albums and songs across 47 categories that year.

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.

CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.

The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.

For more information on the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, please visit www.cras.edu, contact Kirt Hamm, administrator, at 1-800-562-6383, or email to [email protected].

 

About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.

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