A career in audio engineering can offer solid pay and exciting work, but landing a job in the industry isn’t as easy as walking into a recording studio. To find a way “in,” you know that you need to go to school first, so start investigating your options. As you do so, though, it’s important that you’re not limiting yourself. Simply searching for “audio engineering schools near me” or “music production schools near me” may not be yielding the best results. Here’s why:
What is an audio production? Behind every recording there are thousands of puzzle pieces that need to be put together to paint our aural picture. As a listener, you expect to press play and hear a tune. There are hundreds of hours of audio production that lead up to the very second that first sound wave hits your ear. From tuning the instruments or setting up foley pits, to the mic selection and scratch testing, and eventually to mastering for playback, there’s a lot that goes into making an audio production that results in a great recording.
Sound surrounds you when you go to a concert, hear a broadcast, watch a movie or TV, listen to music or play a video game. You can find sound and music in airports, shopping malls, offices, elevators, churches, sports events and automobiles. In almost every aspect of your everyday life, sound is around you! All of it has one thing in common: someone has to make it happen. After you receive a high school diploma, our trade school, The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), can teach you how to record, mix and produce the sounds that everyone loves to hear.
You love music. You spend all of your time listening to music, either on headphones, earbuds, in your car’s stereo or out at live shows. It’s more than a calling, music is a way of life. So how can you make a career out of your passion for audio? Become a sound engineer.
On July 15 at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences’ Gilbert, Ariz. Campus, “Creating and Driving Your Own Business” Will be the Entrepreneurial Grads Panel Theme for Current CRAS Students; Panelists will Also be Present During the July 16 Open House.