Music and Audio Engineering Programs
Work with the Stars and Amplify
If you’re looking to learn about the music business, from behind the glass or even in the business office, the Cleveland Recording Connection has everything you need to build a solid foundation. Our mentors often have years of experience, they work in real-world studios, many even own them, and they know how to bring in clients (that means get paid).
And that last part is important because, and this is no secret, making it in the music industry involves who you know as much as what you know. Cleveland Recording Connection puts you in position to start making those connections. How many traditional institutions bring those music job opportunities to you?
Now is not the time to pick and choose who you want to “meet.” Our mentors work in hip hop and folk, bluegrass and EDM, and rap and rock and roll. The fatter your list of contacts, the busier you’ll be. And while we make the introductions, it’s up to you to make a good first impression.
What will these potential clients remember about you? Playing on your phone or setting the mics? Making unsolicited observations or quietly observing the process? Adding to the session or making it about yourself? First impressions are important because they turn into lasting impressions.
The Recording Connection will design the program to fit your needs, both in terms of your schedule (work, family, etc.) and how experienced you are. Whether you’ve produced your own tracks, or just download the tracks you like, our mentors and Academic Facilitators will work with you to find the perfect balance.
It isn’t too good to be true—it’s just how we’ve been doing it for decades. And we’ve been doing it well. Our hardest working students have gone on to work at the recording studios they learned in, while others have found work at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendations.
Some students have even been hired to go on the road with clients halfway through the program! Our graduates worked hard and learned enough to open their own studios, gone on the road with Beyoncé, Aminé, A$AP Rocky, and more. These are the opportunities Recording Connection trains you to take advantage of.
But your success is up to you. To make it happen, YOU need to put in the work. This isn’t a hobby; our mentors are professionals - don’t waste their time. Think of it like this: when you put in the effort at a four-year university, you’ll get a diploma. Put in the effort with Recording Connection, and you could walk away with a job after nine months.
What makes more sense?
Cleveland Music Programs
From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Audio Engineering School
Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Advanced Audio Engineering School
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 in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.Hip Hop School and Beat Making
Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.Live Sound Engineer School
Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. 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 School with Logic Pro
Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.Electronic Music Production School with Ableton
Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.Music Production School
Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business School
The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.DJ School
Immersive Audio and Music Workshops
Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.Post Production Audio School
Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those 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. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.Learn from Legends Details
Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, 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 Production Certification