- 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.
Star Wars fans can now enjoy “never-before-seen” material about the making of the first six films, and RECW grad Stacey Hempel deserves a big thanks for mixing the audio for the special features content.
All six Star Wars films have just been released in Digital HD format, and the special features include conversations with Sound Editor Ben Burtt. He reveals that the sound source for the Imperial Star Destroyer was the rumble a broken air conditioner in his hotel room.
Stacey also brought her expert Pro Tools skills to the broadcast production team for this year’s Grammy awards show, a gig she has done for the last several years. Her abilities have made her a regular “go-to” audio engineer for productions that demand being able to handle high-pressure assignments with cool professionalism.
iHeartRadio concerts and the Super Bowl “road show” of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon are some of her other recent gigs.
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.