Arizona Republic - June, 2001

"School Can Provide Sound Start"
by Chimene Cadeau
A picture of the Conservatory article in the June,1999 issue of the Pro Sound News
Tempe facility offers training, internships

The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe offers a program including seven-week internships with top recording studios for producers and engineers. School officials say they are the best chance for the musical engineers to get work in the recording industry.

Once located in New York City, the school has been housed in a nondescript brick building on the northeast corner of Breadway and Price roads since the early 1980s. It's one of the few fully accredited recording schools in the country, but has remained something of a secret in the Valley.

Recently, the school went digital, opening Studio D, a surround-sound mixing suite. The 37-week course teaches the specifics on equipment and how it is transferred to new technology.

Currently, Conservatory interns work at the following recording studios: Ocean Way, Emerald Sound, Quad Recording, Motown, Universal Studios, Sony, Todd A/O, and King's Way.