You’ve spent your time studying music production at Abbey Road Institute, working hard and immersing yourself in all of the learning and experiences on offer, what next?
Ambitious and motivated, our music production alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. They’re working as music producers and sound engineers, undertaking internships and much more. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.
Our London graduates join a global alumni Abbey Road network including all of our graduates as well as our industry friends. This extended family are from different backgrounds and with different skill sets, they progress onto a range of careers. Brought together at the end of their study for the global graduation ceremony there are many opportunities for future collaboration and partnerships.
Janice Wong graduated in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma of Music Production and Sound Engineering from Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam. She now works as assistant audio engineer at Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. As a freelancer, Janice also performs with singer-songwriters, bands & DJs, composes for advertisements/games/films, works as (online) session cellist (for live performances & remote recordings), arranges strings, records string loops/samples and is busy producing her own music for her latest concept: live cello meditation. She creates cello soundtracks for different moods and emotions, using a loop machine to create low drones and sweeping cello melodies on top. Her debut album, titled Cello Music for Meditation is out now on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and all major digital channels.
“By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?”
Phoenix Manson is an artist/music producer from Melbourne. He makes Hip Hop and R&B music that infuses an old school vibe with the modern new wave sound. Having graduated at the end of 2017, Phoenix has since released WAVELENGTH – EP, with toplining by Charlotte Adelle as a result. Phoenix was also an integral part of the Beat Collective Committee. Most noteworthy, he ran the fortnightly, live streaming show on TRNSMT. He also performed at festivals and venues including Electric Relaxation, Surf Coast Arts Festival, Beat Collective Sessions and High Bias. Having moved from Melbourne to Berlin to start building a network in Europe, Phoenix is now exploring the electronic music scene. As a result of this, he is working with rappers and producing beats for their projects.
Phoenix’s creativity in unstoppable, and consequently most of his time is spent in the studio. He is constantly making new music for his own project or for other singers/rappers. Furthermore, Ableton Live is his weapon of choice. Consequently, Phoenix has grown from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional. You can find out more about Phoenix on his website.
Stefan Roscovan is the first Amsterdam student graduating with distinction.
Stefan was born in a family of musicians in a small country called Moldova. Before moving to Amsterdam and studying at Abbey Road Institute, he had been taking part in numerous singing competitions, achieving over 20 winning trophies and touring on 3 continents in countries including the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia and Iraq. In 2016 he ended up being a semi-finalist on “The Voice” in Romania which began his journey into music production and engineering.
At the moment, Stefan works as an independent singer, songwriter, music producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. He is the owner of the record label “Reflective Records” and works on freelance projects in mainly Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles.
“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute.”
Leo Mendes exerce depuis sous le statut d’intermittent du spectacle. A cet égard il se produit dans plusieurs pays (France, Angleterre, Ecosse, Italie, Israël …). Il a notamment participé à l’édition portugaise de The Voice dans laquelle il est arrivée aux étapes avancées de la compétition. Il s’est notamment illustré en direct sur la chaîne portugaise par ses interprétations tant techniques que musclées. Notamment une reprise de “Whole Lotta Love” du groupe Led Zeppelin ou encore “Highway to Hell” des australiens AC/DC. Producteur, il développe aussi ses collaborations musicales au quotidien.
After graduating in 2018, Fabian Brummel went straight to Galaxy Studios in Belgium for an intensive internship programme. Before finishing as an intern, he was immediately offered a permanent position at Galaxy as a full time mix engineer and sound editor. Fabian is currently working mainly in postproduction for some big movie projects.
In his own time he loves composing and is currently working on a couple of new music projects.
“From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.”
Léo Chupine trained at Abbey Road Institute Paris from January to December 2018. Following his graduation he first became an Assistant Engineer at the Studio de Meudon. This studio is particularly well known for providing two exceptional concert pianos for recording - a Steinway and a Fazioli. Léo Chupin then started work as a freelance sound engineer following his first sessions at the Studio de Meudon. He's had great recognition for his work and his innovative approach. In the second half of 2019, KR magazine selected him to be one of the "10 emeritus sound engineers" who have new ideas about the industry. The article was published in the special issue winter 2019-2020 edition.
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.