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Nebraska is home to one of the most amazing audio engineering schools in the country, the Recording Connection. We take individuals from all walks of life, and we teach them the crafts of audio engineering and music producing by placing them in real recording studios to be trained by actual industry professionals.  It’s unlike any other audio engineering school in the world.

The Recording Connection functions on a simple apprenticeship (externship) format. You’re paired with an amazing audio engineering or successful producer who teaches you everything you need to know as you learn on-the-job. You’ll be working in a real studio with your mentor, making connections and honing your craft.

Just to make sure that our students have all the skills that they need to excel in this fast paced work environment, we make sure that they learn the programs Nmore, Ableton, Reason, Logic, and Pro Tools inside and out. We want you to be equipped to work in any recording studio in the world.

In the music industry, connections are everything, which is why the Recording Connection places such a high emphasis on making connections in the studio. Connections are what will keep you finding work, they’re what will make sure that you are visible, and they’re what will eventually allow you to advance to the next level. It’s just that simple. Connections mean everything.

In the Recording Connection, you’ll be working in a studio with numerous people. You’ll be meeting the clients, your co-workers, and your mentor. You’ll have hundreds of connections by the time you graduate from our program. And the best part is that you can attend the Nebraska Recording Connection from anywhere in the state. Whether you want to study in Lincoln, North Platte, Omaha or another town, we can arrange it. And if we don’t have a Recording Connection branch in your town, we’ll open one.

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 initially enrolled at the Recording Connection for educational reasons—I wanted to improve my skills. Next thing I know my mentor is telling me he enjoys my work and my creativity and skill set. Now I’m working as a secondary engineer in my mentor’s recording studio. I did not see that coming—I’m just floored.

Leija Beatriz 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.