THE GRAMMYS & THE SONGWRITING SCHOOL
songwriting student and Megadeath
lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro
(picture above, second from left) took home the Grammy for Metal Album of the Year! His brilliantly talented wife, Maria Ilmoniemi, is a ROOTS
alum as well.ROOTS
and Music Theory
alum Dan Konopka
's band OK GO
lost the Best Video Grammy to Beyonce. Man, if we had a dime for every Grammy our students lost to Beyonce...The Professional Singer-Songwriter
instructor and accomplished indie artist Nikhil Korula
penned the single to Ziggy Marley's Reggae Album of the Year (earning Nikhil a Grammy Certificate and not the statue itself).
Our old tenant in Studio B Andrew Dawson
was nominated as songwriter and engineer on Kanye's song "Famous," and our friend and guest speaker in the Placing Songs in TV & Film
class Garrison Starr
was nominated for the music she wrote for Margaret Cho's comedy record, but didn't win.
alums were first round voting nominees, Emily Rex
and Allison Lewis
. Did we miss your accomplishment too? Let us know!
We are inspired by our entire creative community at The Songwriting School. Thank you for what you do and for how you do it!