Music recording technology, techniques and business form the foundation of the CRAS Master Recording Program II.
We have eight “large format” studios that feature a vast array of the modern and vintage gear in common use today. API, SSL, Studer, Avid, Otari, TC Electronic, CLASP–the list is always being upgraded based on current trends and our studios are available to students 24/7 for project & class work.
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CRAS graduates have worked on award-winning and award-nominated albums for many artists including:
In 2016, 15 Grammy awards were awarded to albums or recordings that CRAS grads worked on:
|GRAMMY AWARD||RECORDING||CRAS GRAD|
|Best R&B Performance||"Earned It" (Fifty Shades of Gray soundtrack) by The Weeknd||Jordan Sitwell, Sam Holland|
|Best Traditional R&B Performance||“Little Ghetto Boy” by Lalah Hathaway||Jeremy Underwood|
|Best Traditional R&B Performance||“Black Messiah” by D'Angelo & The Vanguard||Mike Layos|
|Album of the Year||“1989” by Taylor Swift||Sam Holland, Cory Bice|
|Best Urban Contemporary Album||“Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd||Cory Bice, Greg Eliason, Sam Holland|
|Best R&B Album||“Cheek to Cheek” by Tony Bennette and Lady Gaga||Sheldon Yellowhair, Tim Marchiafava|
|Best R&B Song||"Really Love" by D'Angelo & The Vanguard||Mike Layos|
|Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album||"The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern" by Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap||Tim Marchiafava|
|Best Pop Vocal Album||“1989” by Taylor Swift||Sam Holland, Cory Bice|
|Best Country Solo Performance||"Traveller" by Chris Stapleton||Sorrel Brigman|
|Best Country Album||"Traveller" by Chris Stapleton||Sorrel Brigman|
|Best Country Duo/Group Performance||"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town||Matthew Wheeler|
|Best Country Song||"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town||Matthew Wheeler|
|Best American Roots Performance||"See That My Grave is Kept Clean" by Mavis Staples||David Natale|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||"Glory" by Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)||Keith Munson|
|Best Album Notes||"Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced" by Joni Mitchell||Steven Wessing|
|Best Engineered Album, Classical||"Ask Your Mama" by Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)||Justin Merrill|
|Best Music Video||"Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar||Cory Bice, Sam Holland|