Lee Alum Wins Latin GRAMMY

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • EllieAnn McDonald, Lee University
Robert Acevedo, Jr.
Robert Acevedo, Jr.

Lee University’s Robert Acevedo, Jr., a School of Theology & Ministry alum, received the 2022 Latin GRAMMY for Best Children’s Album. 

The GRAMMY was given to artist Sofia’s album “A la Fiesta de la Música Vamos Todos,” on which Mr. Acevedo served as a percussionist. The album’s collaborators also used Mr. Acevedo’s studio, Rimshot Studios in Gainesville, Fl., as a home studio for production. 

“Winning a Latin Grammy isn’t just an award for me,” said Mr. Acevedo. “It’s a testimony on how God has blessed me as an individual, and I couldn’t be more humbled and happier to have received this blessing in my life. I give God all the glory and all the honor!” 

Mr. Acevedo graduated from Lee with a degree in pastoral ministry in 2018. 

“Being involved at Lee gave me the ability and facilities to collaborate with some of the most incredible and talented musicians and people on this planet, and I can proudly say that because of their dedication to my musical career and spiritual investment, I am the musician that I am today,” said Mr. Acevedo. 

Mr. Acevedo owns and operates Rimshot Studios, a studio that specializes in music, production, and recording. The studio also offers lessons for percussionists and is home to performing artists, including José Valentino, one of the world’s leading flutists. 

“Rimshot Studios’ goal is to give musicians the tools they need to get somewhere in the industry,” said Mr. Acevedo. “The reason I founded the studio was to make sure musicians get treated fairly, paid, and receive the right opportunities, and so far, we’ve succeeded.” 

For more information about Rimshot Studios, visit rimshotstudiosgnv.com/.

The annual Latin GRAMMY Awards honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists within the Latin Recording Academy. 

For more information about the Latin GRAMMY Awards, visit latingrammy.com/en

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