Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (Tempe, Ariz.) graduates
Moka Nagatani and Darrell Thorp have taken home 2004 Grammy Awards:
Thorp for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical with co-winner Nigel
Godrich for Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, and Nagatani and
Thorp for their work on OutKast’s Album of the Year,
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
After graduating from the school in 1997, Thorp interned at Track
Record Studios in North Hollywood and then moved to Ocean Way Studios
(Hollywood). Nagatani graduated in 2002, after which she interned and
was subsequently hired at OutKast’s Stankonia Studios in Atlanta. She
currently splits her time between the U.S. and Japan.
According to Kirt Hamm, administrator of the Conservatory,
“Having Darrell and Moka honored with the industry’s top award is
a testament to their talent, work ethic and their strong
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