We’re just as proud as we can be…alumnus wins Emmys

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Steve Giammaria with Emmys by Stephanie Pfingsten

Steve "Major" Giammaria, ’06 (photo by Stephanie Pfingsten)

SUNY Fredonia alumnus Steve “Major” Giammaria, ’06, received two Emmy awards on Jan. 6 at the first of two 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.

The kudos were for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (half-hour) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (half-hour), both for “The Bear.”

Mr. Giammaria, who majored in Sound Recording Technology at SUNY Fredonia, has worked at Sound Lounge in New York City for 17 years – basically, since he graduated, and credits his classmate, Evan Mangiamele, ’06, for helping him land the position.

“Teaching has been amazing. I love being able to offer a little window into a field that some of the students might not have even known existed.” - Steve Giammaria

He also teaches an online course, Audio Post Production, to current SUNY Fredonia students. Giammaria commented on the experience: “Teaching has been amazing. I love being able to offer a little window into a field that some of the students might not have even known existed. Besides being able to share knowledge with the next generation, teaching is a great way (selfishly) for ME to learn and stay sharp.”

Giammaria met his wife, Greta Boorn, ’06, (childhood ed./art) at SUNY Fredonia, adding, “Fredonia was such a great experience…The professors were fantastic, especially the head of the Sound Recording Technology program, Professor Bernd Gottinger, and I learned how to fix things from Greg Snow, which has been a huge asset in my career. The other great thing is the alumni network of working professionals in the field."

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