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The Music Scene
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The Recording Connection in Pennsylvania is the premiere audio engineering and music production school in the state.  Pennsylvania is a hotbed of music production, and we have the advantage over other schools because we put you in the heart of the action right from the beginning.  Instead of sticking you in a crowded classroom, we’ll place you as an apprentice (extern) inside a real Pennsylvania recording studio, where a seasoned music producer or audio engineer will teach you the ins and outs of recording one-on-one.

We take preparing our students very seriously, which is why we believe the only place to learn audio production is in the studio with a mentor. We pair each of our students with a currently working professional producer who will teach them to master industry standard software programs like Pro Tools, Ableton, Reason and Logic, as well as mic placement, recording and mixing techiques, working with clients, etc.  As an apprentice (extern) with our program, you’ll be empowered and qualified to work in any recording studio in the world.

The Recording Connection in Pennsylvania has audio engineering school locations in nearly every city across the state. Whether you live in Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Erie, York or Scranton, we can place you in a real recording studio near where you live, or where you want to live.

The Recording Connection functions with a simple belief: connections are the key to success in the music industry. Connections allow you to work your way up the food chain, to find work, to make income, and ultimately to have job security. Without connections, you don’t really have any future in the music industry. From the outside, it looks like a chicken and the egg scenario. How do you find work without connections? How do you make connections without finding work? Well, that’s very simple: start with the Recording Connection.  We get you in the door.

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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“[RRFC is] sending people to some of the most important recording studios, radio stations and film companies in the world…These are legitimate businesses, and those mentors only want people that really want this, want to bleed for it, sweat for it and cry for it.”

Brian Kraft, interviewed by Mix Online 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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