The Recording Conservatory

Cedar Rapids Internship Placement with TRCoA How It Works

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

Apprentice with an established audio engineer in a top notch Cedar Rapids studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Hip-Hop Beat Production

Hip-Hop Beat Production

Apprentice with an established beat producer in a top notch Cedar Rapids studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Live Sound Engineering

Live Sound Engineering

Apprentice with an established live sound engineer in a top notch Cedar Rapids studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Live Sound Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Live Sound engineers. This class is designed to give aspiring live sound engineers the technical experience and exposure to equipment to operate like the pros. Topics discussed are stage setup, PA systems and monitors, analog outboard gear, standard live mixing consoles, Avid VENUE, acoustics, cabling, and power distribution.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Electronic Music - EDM

Electronic Music - EDM

Apprentice with an established beat producer in a top notch Cedar Rapids studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Live DJ Production

Live DJ Production

Apprentice with an established DJ/Beat Producer in a top notch Cedar Rapids studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Music Business - Start a Label

Music Business - Start a Label

Apprentice with an established music industry professional in a top notch Cedar Rapids, Iowa music business while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Entertainment Business is a one-on-one screenshare class held one hour a week for 18 weeks. It is fundamentally a small business development course that is specifically designed with the music business entrepreneur in mind. We are going to step through the process of starting an entire small music business for each student. Here is a breakdown some of the lessons: Business plan, accounting, smart business practices, trademark, copyright, publishing, distribution and entertainment law.
TRCoA’s Internet class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert web designer instructors. We are going to step you through the process of building an entire brand and website. Here is a breakdown some of the subjects covered: HTML editing, FTP, SEO, Logo Design, and more. Your business will have the brand and website it's always needed.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Audio Post for Film, TV, Gaming

Audio Post for Film, TV, Gaming

Apprentice with an established audio engineer in a top notch Cedar Rapids, Iowa post production/gaming studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
TRCoA’s Film, TV, Gaming Sound Design class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Sound Design instructors. This class is designed to give aspiring sound designers an inside look at the processes and equipment used by the pros at Post Production Houses. Topics discussed are basic pro tools, foley, ADR, editing and surround sound mixing.
We hand place you in an internship in your choice of city for at least 10 hours per week. Landing a productive internship on your own is difficult for a number of reasons. For a studio owner to teach you it takes more time than it saves time. So, even if you get an internship, very often you’d end up just getting coffee. Through Internship Placement with TRCoA, we guarantee a quality, relevant placement and pair one-on-one music production classes via screen share to ensure you have the base knowledge and direction to be a productive member of the studio. We not only get you in the door, but we make sure you don’t end up just cleaning the toilets.
*Internship Placement with TRCoA is only offered when combined with supporting individual classes.

Independent Artist

Independent Artist

Apprentice with an established audio engineer, music producer, songwriter in a top notch Cedar Rapids, Iowa studio while taking our one-on-one, individual core classes online via screenshare.

Individual Classes:

Basic audio is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks taught by an industry professional. It introduces fundamentals of recording techniques and equipment used within a recording studio. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles, EQ, compression and other studio basics are taught. This class assures your ability to function and communicate intelligently and confidently while in a studio environment.
Options for Hip Hop, Electronic-EDM, Pop, and Live DJ production are offered. TRCoA’s Beat Production class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Music Production instructors. This class is designed to bridge the gap between basic audio engineering and beat production using Pro Tools and your choice of Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio. The end goal being for you to fully produce your tracks from creating the beat or mash ups, to recording vocals, and mixing/mastering a final product for the world to hear. Topics discussed are Basic Audio Engineering, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Beat Programming & Arrangement, MIDI, Sampling, and Sound Design.
TRCoA’s Pro Tools class is a one-on-one screen share class held one hour per week for 18 weeks with our industry expert Audio Engineering instructors. This class emphasizes and prepares aspiring audio engineers for both in-studio and live concert venue recordings using the industry standard Pro Tools. Topics discussed are Pro Tools basics, hardware and equipment, signal flow, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, automation, plugins, console to DAW integration, and troubleshooting.
Entertainment Business is a one-on-one screenshare class held one hour a week for 18 weeks. It is fundamentally a small business development course that is specifically designed with the music business entrepreneur in mind. We are going to step through the process of starting an entire small music business for each student. Here is a breakdown some of the lessons: Business plan, accounting, smart business practices, trademark, copyright, publishing, distribution and entertainment law.
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Alumni Creds

Here is a small sample of the artists our Recording Arts graduates are working with.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
Pentatonix
Pentatonix
Blue October
Blue October
Skrillex
Skrillex
Lil-Wayne
Lil-Wayne
Radiohead
Radiohead
Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly
Trivium
Trivium
David Draiman
David Draiman from Disturbed
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
One Republic
One Republic
Muse
Muse

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Do you want to intern as an audio engineer or music producer in a world-class Cedar Rapids recording studio? The Recording Conservatory of Austin can make that goal a reality! Cedar Rapids is a beautiful city with an active music scene we will help you tap into. We offer a variety of individual production classes that will educate you and pair you (as an intern) with a great, working engineer or producer in a real, working studio to get the best Cedar Rapids sound and get started on your education. As a bonus all of the classes and hours you acumilate will count as credit towards our fully accredited, FAFSA approved Recording Arts Diploma/Career Program. Our one-on-one screen share, individual classes will ensure you have the skills necessary to hang before setting foot inside your designated Cedar Rapids studio. You’ll learn everything from audio engineering, audio editing, audio mixing, music production, post production, live sound, electronic - EDM, hip-hop, DJ production, and much more. If you’re serious about starting your music industry education than look no further than TRCoA!

Success Stories

Robert Sewell with Skrillex, Run DMC, Justin Beiber, Lil Wayne, Blue October, The Pentatonix, Adele, Noel Zancanella, and Mike Dean at Orb Studios

Robert Sewell

Our Tuition Options

We have an option for everyone.

Internship Placement with TRCoA
$8,880

The best way to kick start a music production education right where you are. Internship placement and individual classes are custom tailored to your interests, and our in-house teachers provide one-on-one support. All classes and hours count as credit towards our Recording Arts Diploma.

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Individual Classes Starting @
$1,890

If you'd just like to take one class at a time, then this is it! Build a website! Jump start your business skills with Entertainment Budiness, or learn Pro Tools and much more. All individual classes grant credit towards our Recording Arts Diploma.

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Recording Arts Diploma Program
$22,680

Everything we offer, fully accredited, FAFSA approved. Our cost per clock hour is less than any other school we've tested. We build websites and business plans for every student to help secure a spot in this competitive industry, with lifetime alumni career support.

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