Full Sail University

Rest in Peace, Bruce Swedien

A farewell to recording icon and friend of Full Sail

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It is with saddened hearts that the Full Sail family says farewell to our beloved friend of four decades, Bruce Swedien. A passionate lover of music and a champion of the technologies that support it, Bruce was a powerful advocate for education and dedicated himself to many visits to our campus as well as countless hours of teaching and mentoring both Full Sail students and graduates over the course of the last 40 years. He boldly imparted his wisdom based upon thousands of hours of experience in recording studios around the world, and his inspiration is timeless and unforgettable.

During his lifelong career in music, he dedicated equal amounts of time to understanding the art while perfecting the science of capturing pristine sonic masterpieces for the artists with whom he worked. Bruce’s gusto for life was evidenced in the deep, abiding interest that he had for music and its power to elevate the human condition. He loved imparting that excitement to our students and graduates from the very early days of Full Sail through current times. Below, we've included videos of just a few of the times Bruce visited our campus to speak with students.

Rest in peace, Bruce. We will miss you.