Hunter, my husband Kurt Foster and I had an intern program set up with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.
At the end of your training you need 300 hours of studio time to earn a degree. I was very pleased with the interns work that we had come through our studio. They were up to date with all the technology and we actually gave them hands on experience, not something all studios will do, but these guys were trained well and ready to jump in when asked to. I think if you have the funds and the time, do it... :c:
I too went to a recording arts school http://www.artschool.com I learned more in a few years there then I could have ever taught myself. After that, it's up to you to make it happen though so I hope that you have a thick shell!
Michael Peterson quoted:
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench,
a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free,
and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
--Hunter S. Thompson
Now that's funny. And it motivates me as well. I always like it when someone tells me I can't do something. (I'm not suggesting Michael is doing that. I'm referring to the quote) I've always done my very best with a challenge.
And thanks to all who have replied. The school called this morning and I was accepted and will probably be starting in the fall of 2004. In the mean time I have some CD's to finish.
I went to the Recording Arts program in Shelburne Nova Scotia, Canada. It was on an old navy base converted into a soundstage. The course was awesome and covered tons of stuff, we had two highly qualified teachers, Mike Ryan and Terry Pulliam (Producer of Sloan). The course was 20 students with 24/7 hour studio access from the second week in, its cool cause you live there and the only thing to do is write music, record music, play music cause your isolated on the ocean. Check the site out: