Music Scene in
Your PORTLAND, OREGON RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE
Located in northwestern Oregon near the Washington state line, Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a metro population of over 2 million people. Known for its arts-friendliness and sense of quirkiness, even though some residents may bristle at that depiction, the tv series Portlandia laid the city bare for all to see.
Portland is home to a vibrant, diverse, and historically influential music scene. The city has long been a hotspot for roots music genres such as bluegrass, folk, blues, and alt-country, but has also been influential in modern genres such as punk, hardcore, and indie-rock.
Among the many notable bands and musicians with connections to Portland are The Dandy Warhols, Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, Courtney Love, The Kingsmen and The Hudson Brothers. The Portland scene has also attracted many prominent bands who have relocated here from other areas; examples of these are Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Shins, Modest Mouse, and Spoon.
And almost every Saturday night, local and regional bands grace Portland stages great and small. With an array of hip hop, indie, and electronic music artists playing at the many clubs and venues around town, acts like Dirty Revival, Karma Rivera, Haley Heynderickx, and Alien Boy can be seen making names for themselves one gig at a time.
Not interested in being in front of the crowd but yearn to be the artist behind glass? With such a variety of sounds and a culture that’s brimming with inspiration, Portland is a town for you to delve into the world of audio engineering. With Recording Connection, you’ll get an ocean of access and a sea of opportunities to refine on your talents.
Because we offer what no 4-year university or trade school can offer: the chance to enter a working studio from day one and learn one-on-one from industry professionals. Reach out to us if you’re interested in getting going now rather than spending years at a conventional college. Our mentors have worked with such stars like Tricky, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, De La Soul, ‘Lil Wayne, and Ke$ha, and many, many more, from every genre out there.
Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production, Ableton Electronic Music Production, and Logic Pro Electronic Music Production programs in Portland get you training as an extern inside of an actual, working, professional recording studio. If applying yourself and learning by doing sounds like you, reach out. We’re here to answer your questions and to hear all about your goals in music.
The graduates that go on to make music in the industry, either at the studio they learned at or elsewhere, are the ones that soaked in information every second of the day. They showed determination, drive, and responsibility inside the studio and out. And they were rewarded.
Ready to truly earn your spot in the Portland music scene? Apply to Recording Connection today.