“Your career is a lot of work and it demands a lot of time away from loved ones and significant others, but if you truly love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” he said. “I’ve built great relationships with people along the way. When on the job, if you’ve proven that you’re worth being there and being paid, that’s when .you’ll get called to work the next shows. Build that resume.”
Gonzalez added that he has learned a lot post-graduation from working on the job and from the experience and guidance of the people above him, but the right education was the foundation he needed to get started.
“CRAS was definitely a step in the right direction for me,” Gonzalez concluded. “My CRAS education helped me in times when I had to troubleshoot certain specifics. I am thankful for my education and it is still nice to know that I can still rely on it to this day.”
About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.
CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.
The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.