Chicago Audio Engineering and Music Production School

You remember school, right? Go to class for an hour, wait for a bell, and then shuffle to the next class. Different teachers, different subjects, doing what you needed to make sure you checked all of the graduation requirements. And then it’s four more years of the same thing at a university to learn the recording arts – at a considerably higher price tag!

The Recording Connection MUSIC ENGINEERING SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO break that cycle. Instead of four more years of shuffling from prerequisites to labs, we put you in the middle of music recording studios from day one. Working with professional audio engineers, music producers, and beat makers, you’ll learn the business from the INSIDE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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Learn Music Production in Chicago

Chicago was a mecca for early jazz, gospel, blues, and other forms of music while producing many of today’s most influential artists. But it’s also your home! And in this “new normal,” your home may be the best place for you to start your audio engineering, music production, post-production, and other music recording education.

Years ago, The Recording Connection was one of the first schools offering remote learning for hip hop, live DJ, and EDM production. While you may still be placed in one of several CHICAGO AUDIO ENGINEERING STUDIOS, all of our programs can also be taken remotely. We won’t let a pandemic get in the way of chasing your dreams.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

DON’T Take on Huge Student Loan Debt

Working one-on-one with a mentor (instead of elbowing for attention in a classroom), the Recording Connection MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL creates its curriculum based on the day-to-day operations of a real-world recording studio. We give you the tools of audio production, sound engineers, and live sound to give you the foundation you need to start a career.

And we do it in a quarter of the time and a tenth of the price of major 4-year universities. After nine months at the CHICAGO RECORDING CONNECTION, you’ll have the education, the experience, the confidence, and maybe even a job. After four years of college, you’ll have a degree, potentially six figures of debt, and not much else.


Recording Connection

155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 626-2920
Recording Connection

1913 S Miller Street
Chicago, IL 60608

(312) 481-7020
Recording Connection

3126 N. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

(312) 448-8381
Recording Connection

4200 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 482-3235

Our Chicago Mentors Make This Work

While there are numerous Chicago AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS from which to choose, only the Chicago Recording Connection lets you get your education inside an actual working CHICAGO RECORDING STUDIO. But it’s much more than the music itself.

In Chicago (or New York, L.A., and wherever else music is made), it’s as much about getting your foot in the door as it is about what you do when you’re inside. With the Recording Connection, opportunities come to you, not the other way around. It’s what you do with those opportunities that go a long way to solidifying your career track, whether it’s producing albums, editing movie scores, or making music for video games.

We feel learning the business, any business, from the inside makes the most sense. Why spend time and money on the outside looking in? Learn the technical side, the personal side, and the professional side of the music-making business from those still in the business. What could make more sense than that?

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