Mercer Music at Capricorn to offer Introduction to Studio Recording Certificate

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

Mercer Music at Capricorn has announced the first certificate program in its Professional Development Series, which kicked off in February with the sold-out Capricorn Music Business Summit.

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Introduction to Studio Recording will be offered over six Saturdays in the fall, beginning Sept. 9 at Capricorn Sound Studios. Rob Evans, chief engineer at Capricorn, will be the lead instructor, assisted by Capricorn house musicians Leroy Wilson (percussion) and Charlie Gilbert (guitar).

This certificate course 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 include student exposure to performing with electronic instruments and vocal recording, and multi-track recording live instruments.

The course fee is $895. To register, or to get additional details, visit at

The Capricorn Music Business Summit, held Feb. 25, drew more than 80 participants from the Southeast who participated in seminars related to music publishing, recording, distribution, marketing, as well as legal matters. Session leaders including industry professionals from Nashville, Tennessee; New York; and Los Angeles.

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.