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The Music Scene
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Colorado has some of the best audio engineering opportunities of any state in America. The Recording Connection knows this, which is why we’ve set up so many audio engineering schools there. Colorado offers a wealth of potential opportunities. You just need to know how to seize them.

The Recording Connection knows that in today’s music industry, you’ve got to be as versatile as possible. That’s why we make sure to instruct you in the ways of Nmore, Logic, Pro Tools, and Reason. We want you to have every skill possible in order to be able to work at any recording studio in the world.

Our audio engineering schools are completely different from any others that you’ve looked at. We run on an apprenticeship (externship)/mentorship basis, placing you in a real recording studio with a mentor who knows everything there is to know about the specific genre that you want to work in.

The best part? You don’t have to move. We pair you with a mentor who lives in your town. If you want to learn in Boulder, Denver or Colorado Springs, it doesn’t matter to us. We’ll set you up wherever you are. We just want you to get your foot in the door and to start working—and the best way to do that is to get you into a real recording studio near where you live (or want to live).

We also want you to leave our school debt free. We keep our tuition at a reasonable cost so that you won’t have to take out massive student loans. We want you to leave with an education, not a bill. We want you to focus on becoming a massively successful audio engineer or producer, not paying back student loans.

The Recording Connection is a wonderful place. We help you meet people. We help you make connections. We help you build your skills, and we help you gain experience. We’re your best bet for getting into the industry.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop / Beat Making Details

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing (externing) under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.

Electronic Music Production Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified you are showing over 5,000 Producers and Engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an Engineer/Producer.

Audio Certification Details

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Since 1986, my mentor has been the premier studio for recording, rehearsal, and education for Chicago’s south side. Situated just 10 minutes from the main loop, I have been privileged to entertain many illustrious names from Smokey Norful and Albertina Walker to Hall and Oates and Willie Williams. I was fortunate enough to come across the Recording Connection and started studying at my mentors’ studio, I graduated just as an opening was available for the General Manager position in my own mentors’ studio. My prior management and teaching abilities, combined with recording talents, enabled me to fill the position. Since then, I have headed the great team of engineers (who all are graduates of Recording Connection) bringing a new outlook and focus built on the fine traditions set up by previous recording mentors at this fine recording establishment.

Frederick Chappel Recording Connection Student

Tuition
Comparison

Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.

 

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$9,800 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest

Trade
School

$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

2-Year
Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

4-Year
Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

Average Accrued Interest Charges
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