Music and Audio Engineering Programs
Work with the Stars and Amplify
Beyond making a solid foundation of music theory and technical expertise accessible, in much less time and for far less money than a four-year “name” university, the Oakland Recording Connection offers something most schools can’t.
How many touring acts will you get the chance to work with in a classroom? How many professors still work with Grammy-winning, platinum-selling artists? How many times will you be able to sit in the studio and watch industry insiders do their jobs for hours at a time, showing you the tricks of the trade?
That’s just another day in one of our programs. One thing you won’t be able to do is spend time on your phone on the studio couch. You’re there to work. To do the homework. To learn as much as you can in the six or nine-month time period. Our mentors don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a hobby.
They spend it on a career. A career you could have - if you have the drive and determination. If you act responsibly. If you learn to anticipate what your clients need during a session. If you make yourself irreplaceable. Because that’s how you make a name for yourself in the music production industry.
Our students have been hired by their mentors and still more have gone on to open their own shops. But they put in the time, the effort, the blood, and the sweat to make that happen for themselves. We’ll give you the foundation, but we can’t guarantee a career. That’s up to you.
Learn the industry from the inside, build a brand, and produce your portfolio - it’s all part of what we offer. A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer. What makes more sense?
Oakland 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
Inspiring and Uplifting 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