New York, NY (November 10, 2010)—Paul Green, founder of the School of Rock, has now started Studio House to teach music production, engineering, recording, mixing, songwriting, and scoring and composing.
The fully immersive music education program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2011 semester. Applications, which must be accompanied by a sample of the student's work, are due January 15 for those wishing to be considered for scholarships, and February 15 for all other students. In order to be considered, students are expected to have achieved proficiency in at least one musical instrument and should understand basic concepts in recording.
Studio House aims to provide college-aged students with an intensive two-year curriculum teaching functional skills in music production, engineering, recording, mixing, songwriting, and scoring and composing for TV and film. All classes are taught hands-on in a facility where established and developing artists are invited to record free of charge. The program favors a curriculum providing practical training and mastery of skills necessary in the modern music industry. As part of the academic program, Studio House advisors meet individually with students to help them think about and work towards career goals, including self-employment, entrepreneurship and freelance work, or positions with major studios or record labels.
Green has assembled various music industry professionals to operate Studio House: Dolce Group's David Jarrett (CEO), prog rock legend Mike Keneally (Musical Director), entertainment marketing and promotion veteran Shanon Chaiken (COO), rock photographer Myriam Santos (Creative Director) and Strokes manager/Wiz Kid Management CEO Ryan Gentles (Music Business Consultant).
Since October 2009, Studio House has been operating a pilot program with 14 students ages 18-25 on a campus in rural New York. A number of music luminaries have already visited and recorded at Studio House including Yes's Jon Anderson, producer Tony Visconti, Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs), Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon's Graceland), Marco Benevento (Jazz Farmers), Grammy-Award winner Neil Citron, Gail Ann Dorsey of David Bowie's band, Joe Russo (Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's band Further) and members of Ween, Bad Brains, Betty, and more. All of these artists have contributed to the evolving curriculum at Studio House.