** image caption: CRAS instructors and students prepare instrument mics for positioning and recording training at its Gilbert, Ariz. campus.
Gilbert, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2018 - The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, will be featuring its leading audio engineering education curriculum during Winter NAMM 2018, held from Jan. 25 – 28 in Anaheim, Calif. at the Anaheim Convention Center, booth # 1340. 15 CRAS grads will also participate in AES@NAMM 2018’s “AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio” during the convention.
“There are incredible opportunities in audio engineering out there, and we are dedicated in helping our students learn to harness their craft here at CRAS,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “For this reason, we are exhibiting at Winter NAMM 2018. We want the leaders in the professional audio industry to learn more about us, and for us to talk with those who seek top tier intern candidates for their studios and businesses. We also want to speak with those who are looking to get started in the business so they can see what we have to offer and how successful our grads have been.”
Every year, CRAS graduates populate, in great numbers, the Grammy nominations for the year. This year, a CRAS graduate was nominated for a 2018 Record of the Year Grammy Award. In addition this year, 28 CRAS graduates worked on 26 Grammy-nominated albums and songs across 28 categories.
Hamm continued, “Combining CRAS’ mandatory internship program with our networking capabilities by getting our current, and prospective, students in touch with both our graduates who are either working for others, or who have made the leap into self employment, as well as industry professionals is huge. 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, as well as an enormous help for studio managers and audio businesses seeking the next crop of audio engineering pros.”
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, Audio Post for Film and TV, Music Production, Commercial Production and Video Game Audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have excelled in their individual fields. 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 G+ and 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.
“We want everyone to see, hear, and feel how our 11-month program focuses exclusively on what a student needs to know to begin living their passion in any one of the many facets of the Recording Arts,” Hamm concluded.
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.