What does an Audio Engineer actually do?

As one of many choices when deciding to go to a trade or music engineering and production school to get an education we often get asked by prospective students, “Why CRAS?”

If our ten top reasons to go to our audio production school isn’t enough, we often point to the actual results, ROI, and success of our graduates. Without them we wouldn’t be able to strive for excellence everyday and maintain our accreditation status. Our grad’s success helps grow our school to a nationally recognized music trade school, helping thousands of students graduate in the music, movie, sports, or entertainment industries.

Here is a perfect example of 38 of our graduates that have received credit on Grammy Nominated Albums/Songs. You can find some of the individually highlighted graduates and what they worked on that was nominated on our Facebook and Spotifyplaylist.

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Posted by CRAS-Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences on Thursday, December 10, 2015

The GRAMMY awards are the recording industry’s most prestigious award. Originally known as the Gramophone Awards, the GRAMMYs began in 1959. Albums are reviewed and nominated each year for creative and technical achievements. Awards are given to artists, audio engineers and other technical professionals for their contributions and work on these albums. To even be nominated for a GRAMMY is a huge accolade!

  • This year, we had 38 CRAS grads work on GRAMMY nominated songs or albums
  • Our grads were found working in 36 of the 83 possible GRAMMY categories
  • 16 CRAS grads received a credit for working on an album or song
  • 11 CRAS grads received two credits for working GRAMMY nominated albums or songs
  • 2 CRAS grads (Chris Owens and Ike Schultz) received five credits for working on GRAMMY nominated albums or songs!
  • 1 CRAS grad (Greg Eliason) received seven credits for working on GRAMMY nominated albums or songs!
  • 1 CRAS grad (Cory Bice) received fourteen credits for working on GRAMMY nominated albums or songs!
  • 1 CRAS grad (Sam Holland) received seventeen credits for work on GRAMMY nominated songs or albums!
  • 2 grads received GRAMMY nominations themselves!
  • There are a total of 21 different job credits that CRAS grads were a part of this year

Earning a GRAMMY nomination is a huge achievement for anyone working in the audio industry, and we are proud to have so many grads who represent us each year with their awards, accolades and nominations.

This year, we are happy to announce that Sam Holland has garnered four GRAMMY nominations for himself. These include two Record of the Year nominations, and two Album of the Year nominations. What’s the difference between Record and Album of the Year? The Record of the Year award recognizes a single song, whereas Album of the Year is of course, for the entire album as a whole!

Sam’s nominations come for his work on Taylor Swift’s Blank Space on “1989”:

and The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face on “Beauty Behind the Madness”:

CRAS Grads Cory Bice and Greg Eliason were also nominated for their contributions to these releases as well!

As you can see our goal is our students’ success. And when we achieve great success with our students achieving Grammy Nomination credits for this year’s 58thGrammy Awards, we celebrate and highlight those great accomplishments! This indeed builds credibility for future students of our school and helps you gain a job after school, so you can take your audio engineering or music production career to the next level.

We not only provide the most trusted educational foundation we can, our music school, staff, and students (past & future), continue to strive for excellence even after graduation.

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