- the leading hands-on educational choice for those seriously seeking a career in music recording and audio production.
The training is concentrated (over 35 hours per week), with the biggest emphasis being practical experience in the studio. This immersive approach lets the entire curriculum be completed in less than two months. It is time-tested and proven to be a superior way to prepare new music production professionals.
Since 1977, students from over 70 countries have traveled to our campus to participate in the unique programs we offer.
We can teach you the skills needed to start a career as an audio recording engineer, skills that are also fundamental to start work as a record producer or live sound engineer, skills that can empower someone who wants to produce and record their own music with full creative control.
Across the country and around the world, in the studio and on the road, RECW graduates have worked on projects for many of today’s biggest artists. And thousands of our grads are working behind the scenes on movies, television shows and in just about any situation that needs skilled audio professionals.
Our curriculum is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds - musicians or non-musicians, those who already own a project studio or those who have never been in a studio, younger students just out of high school or someone with a touch of grey seeking a change in life. Recording Workshop is ready to help anyone with a sincere desire and dedication to learn.
The May 31 (Early Summer) Session is ALMOST FULL. It is still possible to get in, but you need to register ASAP to get one of the last few seats.
RECW Grad News
Beyoncé has once again shaken up the music world with the release of "Lemonade".
And EXTRA excitement at RECW to see super-talented RECW grad and staff alumni Derek Dixie as co-producer on three of the tracks.
HUGE congrats to you Derek!
RECW grad John Guentner has been super-busy in 2016 as a foley mixer for both film and television. One of his projects includes what will be one of summer’s biggest hits, X-Men: Apocalypse. He also showed his audio expertise in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. For television, John did the foley mixing for American Crime Story.
Black Stone Cherry have recently released their 5th album, titled after their home state of Kentucky.
RECW grad/bass player Jon Lawhon and his bandmates have taken on the role of production for this project. This new twist has let them get some their HEAVIEST guitar sounds ever. First single is In Our Dreams, and the album includes a tremendous cover of Edwin Starr’s classic War.
Black Stone Cherry will be touring throughout the states this summer, with dates in the UK and Australia too.
In less than two months, RECW students get more studio experience than students attending other schools that are much longer and much more expensive.
Our programs start from square one, yet for students with background, our training is challenging and beneficial. RECW is a very efficient way to fill in gaps for the professional who is self-taught.
Convenient, low-cost housing is available on campus within a short walk of all classes.
College credit is available. For students working towards a degree, RECW is an excellent supplement to classroom education.