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Full Sail Graduates Win Latin Grammy Awards

Full Sail Real World Education in Orlando, Fla. congratulates graduates Maria Gaucin on her recent Latin Grammy win for Best Tejano Album, and Sebastian Krys on his win for Producer of the Year.

Gaucin is a 2002 Recording Arts graduate and a four-time Latin Grammy nominee. In 2005, Gaucin was nominated twice—with the band La Mafia for Best Grupero Album, which won, and another with the band Los Palominos for Best Norteno Album. In 2006, La Mafia was nominated once again for Best Tejano Album, which also won, and Gaucin took home her second Latin Grammy Award. In 2007, Gaucin received her fourth nomination with the band Los Palominos at the 8th annual Latin Grammy Award show where she was awarded her third Latin Grammy in a row.

“Full Sail’s qualified staff gave me the knowledge and the courage to follow my dreams and to achieve them.” Gaucin says. “Full Sail laid the foundation for my success in this industry, from the long hours to the excitement of learning new equipment and techniques. My third Grammy win is just as exciting as my first. I’m thankful to be working in this industry, let alone be awarded for my work.”

Krys, also a Recording Arts graduate, continues to succeed in the Latin pop and rock genres. Between the Latin Grammys and the Grammys combined, Krys has been nominated four times for Producer of the Year, four times for Album of the Year, three times for Record of the Year and twice for the Best Engineered Album. Krys has worked with artists such as Marc Anthony, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Mandy Moore, Gloria Estefan, Will Smith, Long Beach Dub All Stars with the Black Eyed Peas, Luis Fonsi and more.

“Full Sail gave me the tools to go into the marketplace and helped me to get my foot in the door of the music industry,” Krys says.

“To receive a Grammy Award is such a distinguished and incredible honor,” says Bill Smith, Full Sail’s program director of Recording Arts. “We are tremendously proud of the remarkable success that these two graduates have individually achieved.”

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