In Total, 21 Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences Graduates Worked on 22 GRAMMY-Nominated Albums & Songs
Gilbert, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2020 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that seven of its graduates worked on 10 2020 GRAMMY Award-winning nominations by numerous artists. In total, 21 CRAS graduates worked on 22 GRAMMY-nominated albums and songs. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards show was held Jan. 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
CRAS graduate Ike Schultz worked as an assistant mixing engineer on three of Lizzo’s 2020 GRAMMY wins.
“Every year, it is always exciting to watch the GRAMMY Awards,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “But to know that your graduates, who have worked so hard, are being recognized for their achievements on the world stage is amazing. It also teaches our current students that dedication to their craft pays off, and that motivates them even more. We could not be more proud of all of our graduates.”
Additional CRAS grads who worked on this year’s GRAMMY Award winners include Scott Moore, Greg Foeller, Morgan Stratton, Chris Kasych, Greg Eliason, and Gosha Usov.
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.
CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.
The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.
About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.