Berklee Alumni Nominated for Seven Emmy Awards

Margot Edwards
September 10, 2008
Emmy nominee and alumnus Joey Newman
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Berklee College of Music alumni Alf Clausen, Joey Newman, David Van Slyke, Elmo Ponsdomenech, Brian Riordan, Pablo Munguia, and Stephen Parise have been nominated for a total of seven 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. Exemplifying the impact of Berklee's multi-faceted alumni in varied areas of the music industry, the nominees are recognized for their work on hit shows including The Simpsons, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dexter, American Idol, and Super Bowl XLII. Clausen, a two-time Emmy winner who is nominated this year for the 28th time, goes head-to-head with first-time nominee Newman in the category Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score). 

The 2008 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where many of these honors will be handed out, will be broadcast Saturday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m., on E! Entertainment Television. The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air live on Sunday, September 21, 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

Berklee alumni Emmy Award nominees:


Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • The Simpsons; Treehouse of Horror XVIII; FOX; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox; Alf Clausen '66, Music by
  • Little People, Big World; Roloff Road Trip: Grand Canyon; TLC;  Gay Rosenthal Productions in association with TLC; Joey Newman '98, Original Music


Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Cockroaches; CBS; CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television; David Van Slyke '82, Sound Effects Editor


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one-hour)

  • Dexter; It's Alive!; Showtime; Showtime Presents John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions; Elmo Ponsdomenech '83, Re-Recording Mixer


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special

  • American Idol; Finale; FOX; FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.; Brian Riordan '95, Pre-Production Packages Mixer
  • Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show Starring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; FOX; Don Mischer Productions and White Cherry Entertainment in association with NFL Network; Pablo Munguia '97, Pro Tools Mixer


Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

  • Life After People; History Channel;  Flight 33 Productions for History Television Network Productions, A&E Television Networks; Stephen Parise '97, Sound Effects Editor