Grad Spotlight: Freelance Producer Juan Fleischer

freelance producer cras gradJuan Fleischer graduated in 2013, moved to Los Angeles and did two internships! Since then, he has been living the life of a freelance music producer. Check out his story!

 

 

 

What position have you received and at what company/studio?

I’m a freelancing music producer and I bring work to many studios, but I mainly work out of Chalice Recording in Hollywood. I bring in clients to the studios at a certain rate and I “hire myself” within the artist’s budget. However, I am not employed by a studio.

Check out page 4 of the “Running A Studio” PDF found in your Audio Business materials (Cycle 5 Week 2 Folder) – that page is my career.

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Andrew Schubert: Contributing to Music

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Gilbert, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2017

By CRL Public Relations

Sometimes the signs align in a fashion that point the way for a person to follow. Andrew Schubert recognized those signs, which led him to The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, and a new life as a mixer and independent producer.

Although he wasn’t a musician, Schubert had always been interested in music. He was an avid record collector with tastes in all genres and always looking for his next favorite song. He was managing a small picture frame shop in Arizona when a friend of his, CRAS graduate Donald Van Slyke, suggested he look into a CRAS education.

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Grad Spotlight: Ryan Benson makes The Switch

Ryan Benson, 2015 graduate, understands what it means to gain experience. His internship experience, work ethic and education got him to where he is today. Read about what hard work and a good attitude can get you!

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What position have you received and at what company/studio?

Currently I work at the Switch TV (it was Pacific Television Center Prior to 11/8/2016) as a Master Control Room Operator, and do freelance edit shifts for Media City Sound on the side.

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Grad Spotlight: Tanner Danielson

Tanner graduated 7 years ago. He worked hard to get where he is at today with his career. Check out his story and be inspired!
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What position have you received and at what company/studio?

I am one of the three Audio Engineer’s at L.A. East Recording Studios, owned and operated by Non-Stop Music, in Salt Lake City, UT.  Non-Stop Music is a “Production Music” company under the “Warner/Chappell Production Music” umbrella of companies, owned by the Warner Music Group.

How did you obtain this position? (Did you apply? Intern there first?)

I walked in and DEMANDED IT!!! Haha no, just kidding.  “L.A. East” was actually one of my top 3 studios that we sent my resume out to, for an internship.

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Grad Success Spotlight: Mike Yerkman

Live Sound Engineer – Front of House – Production Management

mike yerkman grad successMike Yerkman graduated from the Conservatory program only 2 years ago and is already working tons of live sound gigs as a FOH (Front of House) engineer and production management! Check out his story.

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Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight Chris Robbins

Chris Robbins

Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight is our blog series “spotlighting” on CRAS Graduates who have shared their success stories with CRAS.  These stories will show you how unique and different every student’s experience is during their internships and the beginnings of their careers in audio.  This spotlight post is on Chris Robbins. 

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Chris Robbins – Chez Boom Audio

Chris Robbins started at CRAS in November 2014.   And now he has been hired as Assistant Engineer at Chez Boom Studios in Austin. Hit the Continue button to read his story!

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Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight – Daniel Gautreaux

Daniel Gautreaux

Center Stage – Graduate Spotlight is our blog series “spotlighting” on CRAS Graduates who have shared their success stories with CRAS.  These stories will show you how unique and different every student’s experience is during their internships and the beginnings of their careers in audio.  This spotlight post is on Daniel Gautreaux.  Enjoy!

Daniel started at CRAS in the beginning of 2013. Here is what he’s been up to since…

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CRAS Graduate Panel – April 2016

Every now and then, we like to bring back a few of our successful students to share their experiences with our new students. The CRAS Graduate Panel is a great place for current students to learn about the journeys and pathways previous students have taken to get to their dreams in the world of audio recording.

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Most recently, we had 3 incredible grads stop by and tell us about their lives.

Nik Karpen – After graduating in 2004, he worked as a full time staff engineer under Chris Lord Alge. Nik has earned credits on albums by Green Day, Muse, Joe Cocker, Stevie Nicks, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Rise Against, and more.

Kris Pierce – He currently works for Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. Kris was worked on Julie Taymor’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”, and Steve Martin’s “Bright Star”.

Ike Schultz –  Ike graduated from the Conservatory in 2012, and went on to work on projects like Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo”, Rihanna’s “Anti”, Calvin Harris’ “Motion”, Adele’s “25”, Megan Trainor’s “Thank You” and many more.

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