SAE Institute celebrates its Grammy Winners

We’re proud and excited to congratulate three SAE Institute North American alumni and a faculty member who earned a GRAMMY® at this year’s awards.

Alumni GRAMMYs

Rob Kinelski (2002, New York) – Mix Engineer on “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish. Record of the Year

Mix Engineer on “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” by Billie Eilish. Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Juan “Ayo Juan” Pena (2007, Miami) – Recording Engineer on “Higher” by DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend. Best Rap/Sung Performance

Tracy Young (2019, Miami) – Producer on “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)”. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

*First female to ever win in the category!

Faculty GRAMMYs

Matt Leigh (Adjunct Professor at SAE Institute Nashville) – Assistant Engineer on “Ride Me Back Home” by Willie Nelson. Best Country Solo Performance