We’re extremely proud of our first two cohorts of students who recently graduated and are now establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers. Scattered across the UK and Europe, in a range of different roles, from producers and engineers to undertaking internships, our alumni are working in studios and for a range of businesses in the music and cultural sectors.
Debbie recently secured a job at Metropolis Studios as a runner. Longer term: ‘My rather ambitious hope for the future is to be a music producer, in the Sylvia Massy sense, so anything that leads to that! I’ve also put my name down to volunteer at Music Producers’ Guild events, which will give me some experience in live AV work, and puts me in a room full of music producers, which can’t be a bad thing.’
Since graduation, Boom have been pursuing an MSc in Creative Industries (Management) and is currently going into his final semester. Outside of his studies he has been collaborating on an EP with YSK (Sahir Kabani), also a former Abbey Road Institute student, its a project that has been in the works since they were both studying at the Institute. They are nearing the finished body of work, putting in the final touches and preparing for the release of the EP later this year. Watch this space for more news to follow!
Since graduating Nash has been working on a number of different projects including; undertaking an internship at Denmark Street Studio as well as working at Bandicoot Studios in St Albans and undertaking some live sound work for events.
Jack is currently working as an in-house assistant at No.1 Baltic Place, a writing and tracking studio in Shoreditch. Here he has had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects with recent clients including Wes Anderson, Liam Gallagher and James Bay. In his own time, Jack is continuing to pursue his other projects – composing, writing and producing across a variety of mediums including for film, exhibitions and up-and-coming album projects.
Chris is juggling two jobs, working both at Abbey Road Institute as a technician (a role we offer to one graduate each year) as well as at Sontronics, a microphone company as the product specialist. Alongside this Chris is working as a freelance audio engineer with plans to build his own studio in Dorset.
Giulio is now working at Universal’s EMI Archives Trust as a digital preservation engineer. His role is to verify the content and preserve master drives from mixing engineers and producers. He’s really enjoying the new role and says ‘The best part of my job is that I have the chance to have a deep look into how professionals work, studying their mixes and how they deal with different music genres.’
I believe the best way to innovate in the future is to learn from the past.
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.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.