Music Department's Open Studio
Recording and Mixing services are available FREE of charge to youth and qulaified local artists. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, complete the Application form to set up an initial consultation.
Participants are invited to use any of our larger recording spaces, our more intimate recording studio, or (in upon approval) off-site recording in local churches, performances spaces, or other stuctures.
Recording Spaces - Large Rooms
Hotchkiss Recital Hall
A bright recital hall with rich acoustics, perfect for blending sounds in a small, cozy space. The stage offers space enough for a small ensemble to record comfortably, and an adjacent room makes for a great area for isolating solo sounds if needed. The layout of the room allows for both recording of individual instruments or groups while also easily allowing for a recording of the full room to achieve a more natural “live” sound.
A large theatre with lots of available recording space and dampened acoustics, perfect for large ensembles or ensembles looking to capture more isolated sounds. This room is heavily recommended for musicians who would like to keep their instruments from “bleeding” together and would like to keep the sound of each recording as clean as possible. Ensembles who want a live sound, but would also like to keep their instruments separated would also find this room to be the perfect fit. Please note that this room’s availability is more limited than others and may not always be available to use. Please mention during your consultation visit if this room is one that you are interested in so we can look for available dates as soon as possible.
Large Recording Studio
A decent sized room with acoustic paneling and lots of available instruments. This room is great for small ensembles or even a few musicians who want to record in a space where sounds can be easily isolated or blended. This room also offers the easiest access to other instruments which can be utilized to experiment with any new ideas that may arise while recording.