Tascam's On Sound magazine
- Fall/Winter, 1997

"The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences"
A picture of the Conservatory article in the Fall/Winter,1997 issue of Tascam's On Sound magazine
"Only recently have audio and the recording arts achieved their proper place in the academic world. Other than the occasional 'audio-visual' class (usually a euphemism for running the Bell & Howell projector), there was little opportunity for students interested in learning the intricacies of audio. Even in the 'real world,' menial jobs or at best, apprenticeships, were the only way to gain the knowledge needed for entry-level access into the professional studios."

"All this changed in the 1980s when the first college-level courses in audio production began to evolve into fully accredited curriculum. Now, as we approach the millenium, colleges and universities all across the country are offering degrees in the Recording Arts & Sciences."

"Located in Tempe, Arizona, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) stands at the forefront of the trend to integrate audio into the higher education curriculum. Originally founded in 1980 in New York City, CRAS has gained an international reputation for the quality of its Master Recording Program and the graduates it produces."

"[says Conservatory Administrator, Kirt Hamm] 'In fact, the facility is so well-regarded that several well-known companies have come to the Conservatory to "beta-test" products and get the opinions of both the students and faculty during the development stages. We have a good relationship with them.'"

"Under Kirt Hamm's direction, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences fosters an atmosphere of creativity that encourages students to both explore and excel in the recording arts. Their choice of TASCAM recording products illustrates a commitment to provide the best tools possible for its students. TASCAM is proud to be associated with the Conservatory's efforts and wishes Kirt Hamm, the entire faculty and student body the best of luck in their endeavors."