Tempe, AZ (March 22, 2004)–Conservatory graduates Moka Nagatani and Darrell Thorp have taken home a total of three Grammys from the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held recently in Los Angeles, California. Thorp won for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical with co-winner Nigel Godrich for Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, while Nagatani and Thorp both scored statues for their work on Outkast’s album of the Year, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
Thorp graduated from the Conservatory in 1997 and immediately started working as an intern at Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, CA. He was then hired by Ocean Way Studios in 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.
“We’re always happy to see our graduates do well,” said 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 Conservatory education.” The Conservatory is the only recording school in the U.S. that requires students to complete an internship for graduation.
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