Music Scene in
Your DENVER, CO AUDIO RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE
Nicknamed the Mile-High City because it’s elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, Denver is the state capital of Colorado as well as its largest city. Known for its art-friendliness, Denver is home to a diverse and burgeoning music scene, with hundreds of local bands and artists and an abundance of live venues.
Some of the better-known bands and musicians hailing from the Denver area include The Fray, Breathe Carolina, Meese, Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire), jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, folk singer Judy Collins, and American Idol contestants Ace Young and Lily Scott, to name a few.
Denver celebrates its music scene with several annual local music festivals, including the 4-day-long Underground Music Showcase, considered by some to be Colorado’s answer to Austin’s famed SXSW festival. Hosting bands like Digable Planets, Alvvays, PPL MVR, Red Fang, Zola Jesus, and Benjamin Booker, Denver’s UMS has been called “a major artery” in the city’s pulsing, rhythmic heart.
The famous Red Rocks amphitheater is a very popular outdoor venue featuring musicians from every genre, especially EDM. The site of the annual Global Dub Festival, their spring and summer lineups include talent from all over the globe. Shpongle, Bear Grillz, Adventure Club, Zomboy, Snails and a slew of other artists within the electronic music complex have played there amongst the rocks and fissures. Other Red Rocks concerts showcase indie, rock, and pop talents nearly year-round.
Do you want to be one of those artists? At the Recording Connection in Denver, we offer programs in Ableton, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and more. Get started producing your own musical tracks, learn how to record your own band, start your career as an audio engineer or learn how to be a Live DJ. Recording Connection can help you get the experience you need whether your goal is to make a mark in the electronic and EDM scenes or to get going recording and mixing rock, folk, metal or whatever feeds your muse.
Experience. Yes. We said experience. From day one, you’ll be working as an extern inside of a real-world studio, getting mentored by an industry professional. From setting mics to mixing, to working with clients, to having the right studio etiquette, our programs and workshops enable our students to obtain the insight and workaday understanding of what it takes to make a career of making music.
It’s just one of the ways we differ from the traditional classroom experience of a 4-year university or trade school. But in order to get the most out of your time with Recording Connection, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Our most successful Denver students are the ones that eat, drink, and breathe music.
In many cases, our students have jobs waiting for them when they graduate. Some even launch studios of their own, or they go freelance and focus on finding great talent to work with while they build their repertoire. More than grades or past experience, we want the individuals who become Recording Connection students to be fueled by desire and determination. Historically speaking, it’s these students who take advantage of the opportunities and access they get in Denver to start building the futures they want to have.
Are you ready to be one of those students? Do you want to expand your knowledge of Ableton or other DAWS (Digital Audio Workstations) like Pro Tools or Logic? and maybe work with those artists pushing electronic music to places it’s never been? Apply to Recording Connection in Denver today.