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Michele McGonigle, a 2010 graduate of the Audio Technology Program of SAE Institutes New York campus, was awarded the 2014 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her production and sound design work on Stephen Colberts America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Werent.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Michele McGonigle, a 2010 graduate of the Audio Technology Program of SAE Institutes New York campus, was awarded the 2014 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her production and sound design work on Stephen Colberts America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Werent (Hachette Audio).
McGonigle is an eight-time Grammy nominee and a three-time winner. Along with this years award for America Again, she also won the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy in 2011 for her work as Executive Producer on Jon Stewart and The Daily Shows Earth as well as the Best Spoken Word Album for Children Grammy for her work as Producer and Director of Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies.
Its always a thrill to be awarded a Grammy, says McGonigle. Each win was the result of brilliant performances, passionate contributors, dedication, pride, and love for one's art.
McGonigle grew up in North Merrick, NY and attended Calhoun High School. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications at New Yorks Fashion Institute of Technology in 1999. In 2002, after working as the studio manager at an audiobook production facility, she began developing her producing, directing, engineering, and post-production skills in jobs at Talking Book Productions and Audible, the internets leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment.
SAE was recommended highly by a friend who owned a recording studio, says McGonigle. The course description for the Audio Technology Program was consistent with my goal of sharpening my skills and refining my ears, and the curriculum delivered what I needed to take my productions to the next level. The overall SAE experience gave me the tools and education to become a well-prepared and well-rounded audio professional.
McGonigle is currently the Director of Audio Production and Executive Producer at Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group, which she joined in 2007. Among the many projects that shes currently working is the memoir of singer-songwriter, record producer, author, and actor Steve Earle, which will be released this spring.
If youre a woman whos looking to pursue a career in audio engineering, SAE is a great place to get your education, says McGonigle. Once youre in the job market, my advice is to work hard, stick with it and know that you can be just as good, if not better, than most men in the industry. Always own up to and learn from your mistakes, and be sure to keep on keeping on - even if it feels like things are slow or youre being held back.
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