Mercer Music at Capricorn to offer Introduction to Studio Recording Certificate

Students sit at a sound board
Students work at the sound console in a music technology class at Capricorn Sound Studios. Photo by Bekah Howard

Mercer Music at Capricorn will repeat its popular Introduction to Studio Recording certificate course this fall. It will be offered over six Saturdays, beginning Sept. 7, at Capricorn Sound Studios. Rob Evans, chief engineer at Capricorn, will be the lead instructor, assisted by Capricorn house musicians Charlie Gilbert and Miles Landrum. 

This certificate course, which was initially offered last fall and sold out well before the first session, will introduce participants to the theory and fundamentals of using software and hardware tools for producing music, including digital music editing, multi-track recording, MIDI note entry, signal processing plugins, computer music notation software, sound design, electronic music history and microphone technique. The course will stress application and creative content, using a series of project-based learning activities that includes student exposure to performing with electronic instruments and vocal recording, and multi-track recording live instruments.

The course fee is $895, and enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Mercer faculty, staff and students can email to receive a 20% off discount code. To register, or to get additional details, visit

The Capricorn Professional Development Series is designed to provide educational resources to assist artists, music business professionals and others who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the field. Previous Professional Development Series programs include the Capricorn Music Business Summit and the Entertainment Law Seminar. The next program on the schedule is a Songwriting Seminar on Oct. 12.

About Mercer Music at Capricorn

After undergoing a $4.7 million restoration in 2019, the historic Capricorn Sound Studios in Downtown Macon reopened in 2020 as a 20,000-square-feet multi-purpose music center designed to leverage Macon’s music heritage to create Macon’s music future. Incorporating the original studio where Southern Rock flourished and bands such as the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Wet Willie and Charlie Daniels recorded in the 1970s, Mercer Music at Capricorn added a second recording studio/concert venue, as well as a museum devoted to all things Capricorn, and a music incubator featuring 12 rehearsal rooms. The center also includes offices for related professionals and businesses, as well as non-profit arts organizations. Mercer Music at Capricorn is an affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum. Learn more at