Graduate of SAE Institute New York Nominated for 2015 Album of the Year Grammy

SAE Institute New York’s Audio Technology Program graduate, Jonathan Lee, has been nominated for a 2015 Album of the Year GRAMMY award for his work as the Tracking Engineer on “Beyonce” by Beyonce. The album was produced at Jungle City Studios in New York. Lee is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Binghamton. He discovered SAE Institute after it was recommended to him by executives at The Magic Shop recording studio in Soho, NYC, where Lee was seeking to work as an intern. After graduating from SAE Institute’s Manhattan campus in 2011, he began working at Jungle City Studios.

Along with Lee’s nomination, a number of other SAE Institute New York graduates worked on Grammy nominated projects, including:

Best Pop Solo Performance – “All Of Me” (John Legend) – Jason Agel (2001 graduate)
Best Pop Vocal Album – “Bangerz” (Miley Cyrus) – Matt Testa (2006)
Best R&B Performance – “Drunk In Love” (Beyonce) – Jonathan Lee
Best R&B Song – “Drunk In Love” (Beyonce) – Jonathan Lee
Best Urban Contemporary Album – “Beyonce” (Beyonce) – Jonathan Lee
Best Spoken Word Album – “Diary of a Mad Diva” (Joan Rivers) – Kerry Pompeo (2004)
Song of The Year – “Chandelier” (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley (2012)
Best Pop Solo Performance – “Chandelier” (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley (2012)
Best Music Video – “Chandelier” (Sia) – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley (2012)
Best New Artist – Haim – The Lodge Mastering – Jackie Smiley (2012)
Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical – “Waves” (Mr Probz) – Benoit Holliger (2011)

“SAE Institute’s reputation as being one of the world’s best of the best audio engineering schools is proven by the amazing achievements of our graduates,” says SAE Institute New York Campus Director Steven Kashkin. “Our curriculum, facilities, and faculty are united in the goal of preparing SAE Institute’s students to get hired and succeed in the real world, and Jonathan’s GRAMMY-nominated work with Beyonce is testament to the viability of this strategic, career-oriented strategy.”