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The Music Scene
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The Recording Connection in Massachusetts is one of the most highly acclaimed music production schools in the country. With a post-graduation job placement rate of 72%, we are among the top 5% of audio engineering schools in the U.S.*

The secret of our success is our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. We place you in a real recording studio and pair you with a working music industry veteran who will help guide you through the trials of the industry.

We make sure that all of our students are prepared for a career in the music industry. We give them all the skills that they could need and help them gain valuable experience through real world training. We teach all of our students Ableton, Logic, Reason, and Pro Tools, as well as signal flow, mic placement, mixing, mastering and more. We want you to be prepared to work in any recording studio in the world.

The Recording Connection in Massachusetts is available everywhere within the state’s boundaries. Whether you live in Boston, Cambridge or Springfield, we can place you in a real recording studio near where you live. We have locations in nearly every city in Massachusetts.

At the Recording Connection, we don’t want you to have to worry about paying off massive student loans after you graduate. We want you to go out and make amazing music.  In the music industry, sometimes you’re working for low wages while you get your foot in the door, and if you’re burdened with debt, you might not feel like you can take the risk.  That’s why we keep our tuition rates among the lowest in the industry, so you can graduate debt free and get on with your career.

We are focused around a single idea: helping you make connections. In this business, connections mean everything. You’ll only be as successful as the people you know. You’ll only move up if you know people in positions of power. The Recording Connection in Massachusetts understands this and places the maximum amount of emphasis upon networking and gaining connections.  That’s why we put you in a real recording studio from day one.

* Job placement statistics represent the percentage of students who graduated between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 and found work related to their studies within six months of their graduation.

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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I just earned an engineering credit on Scorpion Child’s upcoming album while apprenticing in the studio. Talk about a great credit on my resume.

Jaque Bunzy 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
Sources: Sallie Mae student loan calculator - Nerd Wallet - Best Value Schools - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.