Emily Lazar was honored on Sunday at the Grammys for her engineering work on Beck's album "Colors". She is the first woman to win a Grammy in the field.

"She's in the mix!"

Skidmore College Class of 1993 graduate Emily Lazar and her engineering team were honored Sunday night at the Grammy's for their work on Beck's album "Colors".

Lazar is the first woman to win in the category as well, which she noted in her acceptance speech (below). 

Also honored were Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David "Elevator" Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp and Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Lazar and Randy Merrill, mastering engineers.

According to a Skidmore College news release, only a small percentage of mastering engineers are women. She is the president and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge and has worked with artists such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, Destiny's Child, Madonna, Missy Elliot and The Shins. 

Lazar's past Grammy nominations include the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light," which was up for Album of the Year, and for Record of the Year for Sia's hit "Chandelier” in 2014. In 2016, she was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for her work on the album "Recreational Love" by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee.

Lazar majored in English and a minor in music at Skidmore College.

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.


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