Music Tech Alumna Emily Lazar Wins Grammy

Congratulations to Music Tech Alumna (MM ’96) Emily Lazar for becoming the first woman mastering engineer ever to take home the Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) Grammy for her work on Beck’s “Colors”.

Lazar¬†has worked on over 2,000 albums with artists such as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Destiny’s Child, Paul McCartney, and more!¬†Emily Lazar earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Music from Skidmore College and later attended NYU Steinhardt’s Music Technology program to get her Master’s degree. While at NYU, Lazar pursued Tonmeister studies and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship.

See the music video for Beck’s “Colors”.

Check out Refinery 29’s story on Emily Lazar’s Historic Win.


Music Tech Alumni Erik Desiderio Making Strides in the Film/TV Industry

We at NYU Music Technology were happy to recently hear from one of our MM Alumni Erik Desiderio (class of ’04), who is now living in LA writing music for film and TV. Erik told us how he “worked on the music team for Immortals which was #1 at the box office, and Showtime’s “The Borgias” which won 2 Emmy’s, one for Main Title Music.” Erik also wrote the Music for the Emmy Ceremony, which was hosted by Jane Lynch. Congratulations Erik and we hope you continue to do well!

WNYC Radio promotes Music Tech Alumni Band Anamanaguchi

Music Technology Alumni Band Anamanaguchi continues to make great strides. After being asked to score the soundtrack to the video game for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” they continue to receive positive reviews and accolades. Check out to read a review and gig promotion of the band from WNYC.