Alum Wins Two Grammys

Lonnie Park

Tompkins Cortland Community College graduate and former adjunct instructor Lonnie Park won two Grammy Awards at the February 5 ceremony in Los Angeles. The 2014 graduate of the College’s broadcast production program won for the Best Immersive Album as producer and engineer of “Divine Tides” with Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej and for Best Global Album as producer of “Sakura” by Masa Takumi. The Freeville resident now has won three Grammy Awards during his career.

Park started as a student at Tompkins Cortland in the 1980s, and, after taking time off as his music career blossomed, returned to complete his associate degree in 2014. He helped design the College’s audio studios and taught Music Production and Multi-track Recording for two years while helping expand the College’s offerings in music and sound industry studies.

“To have two Grammy awards in one day still feels like an impossible dream,” said Park. “The road here is paved with a lifetime of work, much of it with so many great artists in so many genres, and I'm truly blessed that path continues to grow.”