In Memoriam: Brooke’s Light Shines On
May 1, 2013
In 2009, Brooke Engstrand graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Previous to coming to the Conservatory, she had spent over two years being the head of the sound department at her high school, and was also involved in an intership with Brazen Promotions booking bands, promoting shows and doing recordings.
After lighting many classrooms and warming countless hearts here, she moved out to California to do her internship at Mi Casa Media in Hollywood. After successfully finishing her internship, she managed to land a huge gig working for Blue Microphones. She worked in the Production department alongside fellow CRAS grad Maggie O’Brien.
Brooke never lost touch with her beloved friends and instructors, and was always willing to help out with anything that she could. Tragically, she recently passed away, leaving an emptiness where her huge heart had previously occupied so much space in so many people’s lives.
In tribute, Blue Mics have started a fundraiser. We can’t think of a better way to honor Brooke than by helping a student attend the school that helped her kick start it all, The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Brooke’s light, laughter and ever-positive attitude touched the lives of all who had the honor of meeting her. She came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the audio industry, which is how many of us were introduced to her.
How it will work: The CRAS admissions team will identify a few star candidates that are ambitious and full of potential but need financial assistance to be able to attend the school. The candidates will then submit a letter to us explaining why they should be the recipient. At that time, we will award the strongest candidate the funds.
Check out their page and help donate to this incredibly generous charity. Hopefully some lucky student out there can follow her path in Brooke’s good graces.