As an instructor at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences I can’t begin to express how lucky I feel preparing, nurturing, and encouraging students to pursue their dream of an audio career… the same dream I live every day. I spend most of my life running my sound design company... but the hours I get to spend as an audio instructor are incredibly fulfilling.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to impart knowledge that others have been kind enough to teach me over the span of my career.
There have been so many mentors, co-workers and teachers that unselfishly and patiently enabled me to hone my skills and constantly improve. I don’t know where I’d be without them.
I now have the chance as an instructor at CRAS to pay it forward. I am very thankful for the opportunity.
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Upon graduation from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, students are asked to complete an anonymous evaluation survey for each of their instructors. Here are a few of the things they said about their time in Rick Allen’s classes:
SHARING AUDIO KNOWLEDGE
I am humbled to been included on various panels over the years at major audio conventions and events. I have spoken on the crowed NAMM Show floor discussing the various ways I capture unique sounds for sound design, been part of a panel discussion at the AES Symposium sharing thoughts on the future of audio education, sat on a panel in the early days of digital audio for a seminar at Dartmouth College sharing my experience as a beta-tester for New England Digital’s Synclavier audio system, and slated to speak at the upcoming Worldwide Radio Summit in LA about the competitive art of branding broadcasting.
These kinds of events are the cornerstone in sharing ideas and keeping our industry on the cutting-edge.
I believe in my heart that audio education should be both informative and fun whether in a formal education environment or during peer to peer continuing education at talks and conventions.