photo caption: Guitarist Tony Kinchion setting up for a band clinic.
Band clinics are a common thing at the Conservatory. Students get their hands on all kinds of gear during the program so we can assess their skill level and expose them to techniques that are new as well as tried and true. For instance, the amp pictured above is a new Fender SuperSonic and it’s being recorded with a Blue Woodpecker active ribbon mic and a Shure SM57. The Woodpecker is a fresh new product while the 57 has been around for decades.
Clinics range from instructor-led workshops early in the program and progress to Sink or Swim sessions and Projects where the students are soleley responsible for the outcome. Its this brains-on, then hands-on approach that makes CRAS grads able to enter the audio workplace with marketable skills.