Published on January 19th, 2009 | by Admin0
$60M RECORDING STUDIO PLANNED FOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC, EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS.
There are plans afoot to establish a J$60m recording studio facility at the
Currently, the Music Business Technology Trainers and the CPTC offers and provides studio engineering workshops and a certain level of certification but diplomas and higher degree certifications are sought overseas, and in this respect, many Jamaicans opt to attend the
In speaking of the
Mr. Williams stated that under the redevelopment plan, the money would go towards buying equipment
and reconstructing the auditorium into a state-of-the-art performance centre, that will make it a far
better performance facility. The plan also includes building a recording studio facility upstairs. Mr. Williams further noted that, “I don’t remember, but off the top of my head the planned project will cost about J$60 million.”
Mr. Williams went on to elaborate that a room in the complex was recently converted into the music technology lab, which is utilized by lecturers, Ibo Cooper, Michael Harris Peter Ashbourne and Michael Dyke. He made the point that it has been noted that most of the current music industry activities occurs
off-stage, in the studios and in corporate offices; while most of the 140 students enrolled at the
In speaking about some of the courses that the
in 2007, as part of its Jazz and Contemporary Music programmes, a lot of people look at studio
engineering as something you do in and of itself. We currently cannot offer it that way.”
Further, in tendering the
be aware of what is available and they should be savvy with the technology that is out there in the music industry. Therefor, the development of at least two music technology labs and a recording studio facility are needed in the
The recording studio will be used to broaden the school’s technology programme offering.