We’re extremely proud of our alumni who are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers. Scattered predominantly across the UK and Europe, in a range of different roles, from working as producers and engineers to undertaking internships, our alumni are working in studios, for a range of businesses in the music and cultural sectors and juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.
Gabriëlle is now working as an assistant engineer at the West-London studio SARM, which was established by the founder of Island Records. Gabi has been working on many sessions with both established and up and coming artists as well as producing her own music to pitch to artists. Alongside this, she has been working with American producer Jeff Bhasker, engineering during his writing sessions. Engineering has been her main focus since graduation, and Gabi also plans to maintain both work in production and songwriting as part of her future career plans.
Since completing his studies Sam has been working in post-production audio and localisation for a number of high-profile VOD Dubbing projects, as well as continuing to grow his role as a composer, sound designer and audio programmer for an independent VR game developer. He also continues to work on a number of music projects in his spare time, including his own solo output and that of his band, Myotopes.
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 graduating Nash has been managing many different roles and work. Currently, he’s working at Bandicoot Studios on the weekends alongside his role as head engineer and studio manager at Raw Recordings during the week. This gave him the opportunity to design the studio from scratch and select all the equipment. In this role, he does a combination of producing music and recording/mixing and mastering, which he really enjoys. In addition to this, he has been working for Sofar Sounds London as a talent scout, finding fresh new artists for their gigs And on top of that he manages to squeeze in freelance live sound too.
After graduating, Jack became in-house engineer at Baltic Studios – working with artists such as Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware and James Bay as well as various prominent producers. Alongside this, he continued to pursue his own production projects and has taken on his own studio space in London Fields alongside collaborator and friend, Simon Whitehead (MD of Shibui Music). Currently, Jack is working on producing and developing various up-and-coming artists and has recently formed a writing partnership with Ben Francis Leftwich. He continues to write music to picture and is composing a soundscape for an art exhibition exploring the connection between sound and colour. He is also developing his own artist project, with a first release scheduled for later this year.
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.’
Abbey Road Institute has really opened up a lot of doors. I started to think outside of the box while I was studying there.
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.