Why Are You Going To Audio School?
Why are you going to school? If you’re like most people, it’s to get a job. IF that is your reason one for attending an audio engineering, music production, recording, sound technician school, then there’s some things you need to know.
For instance, degrees and certifications of completion will NOT get you a job. A great demo reel will NOT get you a job. A fancy resume will NOT get you a job. Being tens of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans will NOT get you a job.
So, what does get you a job in the audio business. Two things: experience and references. That’s where the Recording Connection comes in.
There’s an old Catch 22: how do you get experience when you can’t get a job without it. It’s an age-old dilemma that has stymied many a trade school graduate. On the other hand, Recording Connection students graduate with experience because they have been externing under a professional audio engineer or music producer in their real-world recording studios. While they extern, they sit in, work on, and even run audio sessions for real clients. And that counts for experience in the real world.
The other dilemma facing trade school graduates is they only other students and teachers. And while many of these people may be fine individuals, their letters of reference are meaningless and not worth the paper they are printed on. Why? Because the music industry is a closed industry–if you don’t know someone on the inside, good luck getting hired. With the Recording Connection, students start on day one with meeting a professional audio engineer, music producer or studio owner and then have six months to develop that relationship. More importantly, over their six month externship, Recording Connection students meet dozens of music business insiders during the course of their externship when they sit in on, help out on, or even run recording sessions. And everyone of them can be an industry reference.
So, if you are thinking of attending audio school, ask yourself why are you thinking about it. If the answer is to get hired in the music business, then ask yourself, does the school I’m thinking about provide me with experience and references that matter? Do your due diligence…we’ll be here waiting.