The influence of CRAS has been felt throughout the music and recording industry. Our graduates have gone on to win many awards in music recording, movie sound, video game audio and more.

CRAS Student Ponie Jones Wins a 2020 API Saul Walker Memorial Scholarship

July 2020

CRAS is proud to announce that current student Ponie Jones is a winner of a prestigious API Saul Walker Memorial Scholarship.

“Winning the API Scholarship is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, and I am honored to be representing CRAS in such a fantastic way,” said Jones, a 26-year-old Park City, Utah native who entered CRAS in October 2019. “I first heard about the API scholarship through my CRAS internship coordinator Tamara Parker. I applied for it amidst the COVID-19 quarantine and submitted my fifth cycle project, which was a cover of Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked by Cage the Elephant. “

2021 Press

Three CRAS Graduates, Including a Live Sound Engineer for the United States Air Force Band, Will Be On Hand for the Open House, as Well as Participate in an Open Panel Forum July 11th for Current CRAS Students

June 2019

CRAS graduates, including 2005 grad Josh Voyles who is a live sound engineer for the United States Air Force Band, will be on hand for the Open House, and will also be part of an Open Panel Forum held for current CRAS students the evening of July 11.

“In our ongoing quest to showcase many of the opportunities for our students once they graduate, we are able to give them an idea of what’s out there for them first hand once they enter the open market by connecting them with our graduates,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “Besides our mandatory internship program, getting our students in touch with our grads who either are working for others, or who have made the leap into self employment, is huge. That’s what this grad panel is about in our upcoming Open House. Continued education, networking, and learning what it takes for going out on one’s own by those who have done it already is of enormous value for any student.”

Grammy trophies sit in the press room during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York.
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Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences Grads Represent at 60th Annual Grammy Awards


In Total, 28 CRAS Graduates Worked on 26 Grammy-Nominated Albums & Songs Across 28 Categories

is proud to announce that graduate Darrell Thorp has been nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Roger Waters’ album “Is This The Life We Really Want”. In addition, 28 CRAS graduates worked on 26 Grammy-nominated albums and songs across 28 categories. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards show is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“Year after year, CRAS graduates are well represented during the Grammy Awards, and this year’s 60th annual event is no different,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “We are very proud of each and every one of our graduates. All of our nominated-graduates, as well as all of our graduates that are living their dream in this business are fine examples of where hard work and dedication can take you.”

Experience a Day in the Life of a CRAS Grad

What is it like to be a professional audio engineer in Los Angeles? Watch this mini documentary to get an idea of what a day in the life of CRAS grad David Davis is like.

Game On! CRAS Sound Design Grads Credited On Numerous High End Video Game Productions

September 2017

Video Game Sound Design One of Five CRAS Program Focuses that Have Helped Students Launch Careers with Acclaimed Gaming Companies

The “Make the Sound that Makes the Game” program includes topics and proficiencies in digital studio system configuration, digital audio workstation control surfaces, advanced digital processing, audio production techniques and complete integration using Wwise.

CRAS Alumni Make It!

As a CRAS graduate, you can join the list of other alumni that have worked on award-winning and award-nominated recordings. Apply today to take the first step on your path to greatness.

Job Opportunities

Additional information about jobs here.

  • Foley Engineer
  • Board Operator
  • Sound Effects Engineer
  • Manufacturer’s Specialist
  • Environmental Sound Designer
  • A&R Operations Coordinator
  • ProTools Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Game Audio Designer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Corporate Media Tech
  • TV/Video Scoring Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer