Audio and Music Production School in Charlotte, North Carolina

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

The Charlotte Recording Connection offers an alternative way to learn audio engineering and music production, giving you a one-on-one learning experience with a music industry professional in their recording studio. No more waiting for your turn on the equipment or waiting for answers to your questions. It’s a fully immersive environment where you’ll learn how to work with artists, prepare for a session, and operate the equipment. This can’t be replicated in a classroom setting.

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THE Charlotte Audio Engineering School

We hit different and here is why:

The Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program in Charlotte gives you a true hands-on experience inside a professional recording studio from the start. As you progress, you’ll have chances to work with artists in the studio–it’s the kind of experience that is invaluable as you work towards a career in the recording industry. And it’s something a classroom just doesn’t offer.

You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with others in the industry, develop relationships, and learn how a professional recording studio operates. Many Recording Connection students are employed by their mentors after completing the program or find work at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendations. Some students even develop their own roster of clients and open their own studios.

When The RECORDING CONNECTION AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS were created, we want to give our students a totally immersive recording studio environment. Four-year universities or trade schools weren’t equipped to give the kind of hands-on, real-world, one-on-one experience we felt provided a better learning experience.

Almost three decades later, our audio production programs and workshops can be found in more than 200 locations around the country – including an AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC. You will be placed inside a professional audio recording studio alongside a mentor who will teach you music theory, live sound, how to work with artists, and more.

The Recording Connection curriculum is based on what the music industry is looking for now, not a recycled syllabus. Learning how to work on the latest digital audio workstations (Ableton Live, Pro Logic, or Pro Tools), how to get the most out of your clients, and even the business side of how to run a recording studio.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

The Charlotte Recording Connection Won’t Put You into Massive Debt

Yes, there are many industries where two, four, and even six years of school (and the accompanying student loan debt) are necessary. But that’s just not the case if you’re working behind the glass in the music industry. What you can do with the gear is much more important than what it says on a diploma.

Our programs last six to nine months and cost just a fraction of what those “brand” school tuitions are. And when you’re done with an audio engineering or music production program at the Charlotte Recording Connection, you’ll have a professional portfolio of your work that you can show to potential employers. Instead of taking on student loan debt for four years, you can start your career in less than one year.


10 Miles, 10 Blocks, or 10 Seconds away from your future

Although it’s the largest city in North Carolina, you’re never too far away from taking music production or sound design cues from an industry insider. Even though the Covid-19 pandemic made remote learning a necessity, Recording Connection has been perfecting the virtual process for years. 

You may live just a mile or two away from us. But how would you like to be even closer? You will still receive the world-class education you need to pursue your music career, just in a way that protects both you and our mentors.


Recording Connection

547 Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 625-0275

It Starts With Your Mentor

The experience you get with your mentor is an experience that will be able to translate to any studio in the world. By working with the same equipment that’s used throughout the industry–artists, audio engineers, music producers, and more–you’ll know the right way to make music in today’s world.

Recording Connection mentors have been in the industry for years, have the most up-to-date gear, and have the connections to give your career a jump start. It may be a cliche, but it’s also true: Who you know is just as important as what you know. And with the Charlotte Audio Engineering and Music Production Program from Recording Connection, you’ll get both. Let’s get started.


Work With the Stars or Amplify Your Sound

When it comes to audio engineering schools in Charlotte, there are many to choose from. But we feel we offer what no other institution can: Opportunity. The opportunity to learn from heavy hitters on the music scene, to gain experience while you learn, and the opportunity to build your brand and your portfolio.

But Charlotte is a big city, and just like in L.A., N.Y., or any other metro area, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. From day one, you’ll start to make those connections. Working with audio engineers in the studio, learning post-production, and even meeting with other music producers traveling with national and international acts.

What will you do with these opportunities? The CHARLOTTE NC RECORDING CONNECTION PROGRAM will show you how to make the most of them. Instead of being on the outside, learn the industry from the inside. A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could be networking with future colleagues within the first week. What makes more sense?

Get your music production certification and build your music production and audio engineering skills by learning with an industry professional near you.