The conservatory at Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) has announced a new program in Recording Arts and Production. Beginning in fall 2020, it will offer studies leading to both a one-year Professional Certificate in Recording Arts and a two-year Artist Diploma that incorporates both Recording Arts and Production.
Designed for students with an undergraduate degree, the programs are embedded in Oberlin’s conservatory concert environment, offering a training ground for careers in the recording arts, with opportunities for hands-on learning and an emphasis on engineering and producing classical and jazz music.
Students in the program will experience group and individualized instruction, take part in recording projects across a range of musical styles and mediums, and engage with master engineers and producers in residence each semester.
“Constant opportunities to apply developing skills are the cornerstone of this program,” says Paul Eachus, Oberlin’s director of Conservatory Audio Services. Eachus and Conservatory Audio Services associate Director Andrew Tripp serve as co-directors and primary lecturers of the Recording Arts and Production program.
“The diversity of Oberlin’s programming requires us to be ready for everything, from chamber ensembles and electroacoustic works to big band and full symphony orchestras,” Tripp adds. “With more than 400 performances each year, we’re able to transform ‘knowledge’ and ‘approach’ into practical application.”