Life changing education. Our goal is to take your passion to the next level.
Personalized attention. Small class sizes. Certification in just 5 weeks.
The RecW teaches the skills needed to start a career as an audio recording engineer, music producer or live sound engineer. These same skills are also vital for someone who wants to create their own music with full artistic control over how things will sound.
Our training is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds - musician or non-musician, those who already own a project studio or those who have never been in a studio before. The RecW is ready to elevate the goals of anyone with a sincere passion to learn the recording arts.
Our approach is very immersive and hands-on. Students spend more than 7 hours per day, 5 days per week actively learning creative studio skills.
This concentrated 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.
Our studios are equipped with the latest digital production technologies and the best of "old-school" analog. Our staff has deep expertise in guiding students in the engineering and production of all popular genres of music.
Across the country and around the world, Recording Workshop graduates have worked with many of today’s biggest artists. Thousands of our grads are working behind the scenes on movies, television shows and in just about any situation that needs skilled audio professionals.
The RecW Update!
Ongoing conditions due to Covid-19 have us delaying our re-opening for these extremely hands-on classes until the new year.
We will not be holding our Early Fall CORE Program or the Late Fall CORE Program for 2020.
The RecW is under new leadership! The team of President Paul Pollard and new Director Brian Muth bring a combined 45 years of dedication to this program. They immediately set to work to improve the experience of every single student that choses to join this elite team of The RecW Alumnus, spanning HALF A CENTURY of our proud tradition. Let us welcome For ALL future students of Recording Workshop…. the changes we are making to the curriculum are nothing short of glorious... we're talking LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION
... AND we're doubling your Electronic Music Composition skillset!
If you are registered for one of the cancelled classes, let's connect and get you reset for the new year!
Master Producer (and RecW alum) JOE VIERS brought THE LONELY ONES through the campus to plan their new project- and... even talk about some shows as we slide into our new Event Production coursework ;)
311 has a new album Voyager and once again the band has Recording Workshop grad Scott "Scotch" Ralston sitting in the producer's chair. Scotch has handled production duties for 311 going back to 90's, and has engineered and mixed for the band as well.
Other artists that Scotch has worked with in the studio over the years include The Lemonheads, Anthrax, No Doubt and Rod Stewart.
In less than two months, students at The RecW 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. TheRecW 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, The RecW is an excellent supplement to classroom education.