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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, externing 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.

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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.

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Which of the following do you have experience with?

What large city is closest to where you live? (Or, which city do you live in?)

Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

Tuition

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*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

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Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Knoxville

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and/or Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Our Tuition

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Tuition
When Financed
Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200
Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200

When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program's total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees, or for the Advanced Ableton Electronic Music Production program, bringing the program's total tuition of $14,200 to $12,200 not including administrative fees.

Four Ways to Take the Next Step

We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:


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Students

Recording Connection grad Rohan Solomon on Getting Noticed & Getting Hired

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Seva Ball on The Three Rules of Audio and The Virtues of Experimentation

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Recording Connection mentor Kelly Jones on The Relationship Behind the Glass, and More!

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Adam Moseley Talks Early Days at Legendary Trident Studios & more!

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How Collin Jacka Got Hired at Unique Recording Studios

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Recording Connection grad Nate Riley Joins Staff at Mentor’s Studio

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Recording Connection grad Efrain Matias Goes to NAMM, Gets Going in Audio!

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Recording Connection mentor RENEGADE EL REY on Hiring Student, Big Boi Album & Having the Drive

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Your KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

Looking for a great Knoxville music school alternative where you can learn audio engineering and music production? The Recording Connection, a program area of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers programs that get you training as an extern inside of professional recording studios. Our music school alternative gets you in the door of an actual Knoxville recording studio, working as an audio student extern while you learn audio engineering and music production, or mixing, or perfect your already existing audio and music production skills in the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

We use a blended education model to help our extern students grow their understanding of audio engineering and music production practices and technology. Students complete coursework in their eBooks and reading and various assignments, quizzes, and tests are completed via the eBook and Student Portal on the students own time and a location of their choosing, such as at home, in a cafe, or elsewhere. Once online lessons are completed for that particular week, a student then goes into their externship location i.e. the recording studio to receive direct, one-on-one instruction with their mentor. Hence, theories, practices, and other information is often first delivered to students in the eBook text materials, then gone over and discussed in detail during the in-studio lesson. With our approach you can start building the audio or music career you want to have in Knoxville, Tennessee. Get your foot in the door when you become an extern in a Knoxville recording studio and learn the ins-and-outs of audio with our recording school alternative, the RECORDING CONNECTION, we get your foot in the door.

A typical music engineering trade school or music college can cost from 20-50 thousand dollars. For far less money you can go to our music school alternative inside of a real recording studio. Play it smart. Learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment, making vital industry contacts along the way. We believe our music school alternative is the cost efficient and time concious way to learn music production and audio engineering.

To APPLY for our Knoxville Music School alternative, click here.

Located near the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the city of Knoxville is home to about 184,000 people. Although not as high-profile as Nashville as far as the music industry goes, Knoxville’s musical heritage is both rich and ongoing. Not only has Knoxville been a long-time hub for ‘roots’ music such as country, bluegrass and folk, but today it also nurtures an active modern music scene with genres that include alternative rock, punk, hip-hop and metal. Plenty of well-known musicians and bands have ties to the Knoxville area, including country legends Homer & Jethro, Chet Atkins and Kenny Chesney; Brian Bell (guitarist for rock band Weezer); Brent Smith (frontman for rock band Shinedown); deathcore band Whitechapel; and American Idol contestant Didi Benami, just to name a few.

To accommodate the ongoing needs of the Knoxville music scene, a number of quality recording studios make their home here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Knoxville holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

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Please enter your info below, and someone from RRFC will contact you:

More Info

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world audio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world radio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world film production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world culinary skills the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Which of the following do you have experience with?

What large city is closest to where you live? (Or, which city do you live in?)

Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

Tuition

How do you plan on paying for your tuition?
*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

Are you a member or veteran of the military?


What are your goals?


Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.

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