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Chicago Audio School by the Chicago Recording Connection


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While there are several recording and audio programs in Chicago from which to choose, only one Chicago Recording School gets you inside an actual Chicago recording studio, where you will train as a studio student apprentice (extern) while you learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Chicago, IL is by apprenticing inside a Chicago recording studio–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording program at a college trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can study recording inside a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our RECORDING SCHOOL alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

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Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city in America, with an urban population of nearly 3 million and a surrounding metro area of over 9 million. Besides being known for its commerce and manufacturing, Chicago’s contribution to America’s musical history runs very deep, being a hotspot for blues, jazz and Dixieland music in the early 20th century, then a hub for folk music in the 1960s, then the birthplace of House Music in the 80s, and continuing today as a major player in the rock and hip-hop scenes. The list of noteworthy bands and artists with Chicago roots is long, and includes such names as Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Ted Nugent, Kanye West, Liz Phair, Styx, Smashing Pumpkins, and of course the namesake band Chicago–just to name a few.

With such a broad and diverse music scene, Chicago is also home to quite a few live music venues and quality recording studios, offering plenty of learning opportunities for aspiring recording engineers, music producers, live audio engineers and the like.



The RECORDING CONNECTION advantage is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. Rather than place you in a sterile classroom environment, we put you where the real action is–in a real studio, working one-on-one with a real industry professional on real recording projects, enabling you to make important industry connections in ways other recording schools can’t match.  Our system works, too–over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent industry jobs, sometimes being hired by the same studios where we place them for training! What are you waiting for? Enroll in our Chicago Recording School today, and let us put you on the road to a great career.

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Contact the Chicago Recording Connection

155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 626-2920

Email: [email protected]


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Chicago Recording Connection Audio Engineering Program
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Our unique Chicago Audio Engineering, Music Producing and Sound Technician programs train you inside a real recording studio, 2-7 times per week, around your busy schedule. You will learn audio under the direct, one-on-one supervision of a professional engineer or producer.