MTSU Recording Industry Prof, Alumni Receive Grammy Nominations

MURFREESBORO—The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles, and faculty and alumni from Middle Tennessee State University may well hear their names called as winners of the coveted prize.

John Hill, professor in MTSU’s nationally recognized Department of Recording Industry, received two Grammy nominations for his work as an audio engineer. His contributions earned “Best Engineered Album, Classical” and “Best Classical Album” nominations for Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, as performed by Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Details and sound clips of the album may be found here

Michael Latterell (MTSU ’03) and this year’s MTSU Young Alumnus Achievement Award honoree, has received another Grammy nomination for engineering to his already impressive list of five nominations. Latterell was the lead engineer on Rhonda Vincent’s “All American Bluegrass Girl,” which has been nominated for two Grammys. In 2009, Latterell earned a Grammy Award for “Best Bluegrass Album” with singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale’s “The Bluegrass Diaries.” Latterell is assistant to the regional manager for Music City Audio Machines and also works as an independent producer and engineer.

Clarke Schleicher (MTSU ’80) received two nominations for work as an engineer/mixer on Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” produced by Antebellum and Paul Worley for Capitol Records in Nashville. Schleicher helped to snag “Record of the Year” and “Album of the Year” Grammy Award nominations. Schleicher owns and operates L. Clarke Schleicher Engineerin in Nashville.

The Grammy Award ceremony, broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be telecast on CBS Television on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Central Time.

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