Du hast also das letzte Jahr damit verbracht, hart an deinen Musikprojekten zu arbeiten, hast alles Mögliche über Tontechnik und Musikproduktion gelernt – Was nun?
Ambitioniert und stets motiviert, haben unsere bisherigen Alumni die nächste Stufe in ihrer Karriere in der Musikindustrie erreicht. Sie haben Praktika in etablierten Tonstudios absolviert, arbeiten als Produzenten, Songwriter, Tontechniker uvm. Es gibt es zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, in der Audiobranche zu arbeiten, von der Tätigkeit bei Start-Ups, über Kooperationen mit Großen Firmen oder dem Kultursektor bis hin zur flexiblen freiberuflichen Tätigkeit. Viele unserer Alumni sind gleich in mehreren Bereichen zugleich tätig!
Alle internationale Alumni unseres Institutes schließen sich dem globalen Abbey Road Netzwerk an, welches aus Vortragenden, Partnern aus der Musikindustrie und unseren AbsolventInnen besteht. Nach dem Abschluss bleibt man also ein Teil der Abbey Road Institute Familie, bestehend aus unglaublich talentierten Menschen mit den verschiedensten Hintergründen, alle auf den unterschiedlichsten musikalischen Karriere-Pfaden. Bei der alljährlichen Abschluss-Zeremonie in den legendären Abbey Road Studios in London kommen StudentInnen aus allen Teilen der Welt zusammen, somit ergeben sich bereits früh Möglichkeiten für zukünftige Zusammenarbeiten und Projekten.
Charlotte Rochecouste graduated from Abbey Road Institute Melbourne in 2017 and is now an Assistant Engineer at Studios 301. In a recent Alumni interview, Charlotte said „If you have a good can-do attitude… then you can achieve anything“ . That attitude has shone through and supported her advances at 301. She works directly with ARIA award winner Simon Cohen as assistant in his vocal chain, and consequently vocal engineering with hiphop heavyweight L Fresh the Lion. She also collaborates with local Sydney artists as a writer, producer and engineer. Charlotte is using her platform to encourage other young people in her field to create a strong and safe community.
When she’s not collaborating with incredible Australian artists, she’s working on her own material as a singer/songwriter. She records her stunning voice under the alias Charlotte Adelle and publishes the videos on Youtube and Instagram. Consequently, she is well on her way to becoming a name in the Australian music scene.
Since graduating in 2018 Ramera Abraham was selected as one of 3 worldwide recipients of the EQL Studio Residency, a programme for female music producers and sound engineers (in partnership with Berklee College of Music). In this role Ramera worked as the sound engineer for the Spotify Secret Genius Studio that operates out of Metropolis Studios. In addition to producing and engineering, she is also an active drummer and songwriter and part of a songwriting and production duo with fellow alumnus, Antonio Esposito. While at Spotify, Ramera engineered sessions for various producers and songwriters like Sigma, 1Mind (French Montana, Wiz Khalifa), Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson), Mr. Hudson, and JP Cooper. Upon completion of her role at Spotify, Ramera is now freelance sound engineer and vocal producer and has run recording sessions with Greyson Chance, Gabriele Aplin, and Not3s, and AJ Tracey. She’s also been back at Abbey Road in 2019 assisting on sessions with CHIC artists Jerry Barnes and Ralph Rolle.
Following his graduation, Dominic Parry has been working as a full-time apprentice at leading audio equipment rental company Britannia Row Productions. Founded by Pink Floyd, Britannia Row has grown to become a global leader providing equipment for the London Olympics, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and The Cure’s tour. Dominic assisted in the 2019 Brit Awards as a stage technician for numerous performing acts including James Bay, Calvin Harris, Hugh Jackman, and P!NK. He has also worked on Andrea Bocelli’s world tour and the MTV European Music Awards. Dominic’s apprenticeship scheme at Britannia Row Productions continued the training he started at Abbey Road Institute. He worked for several months in each of the companies departments (Maintenance, Speakers, Cables, Rigging, RF, Digital, Warehouse Manager Assistant & Prep) whilst taking part in two 15 week training courses; Live Sound fundamentals and Live Sound Intermediate. Alongside his day work, Dominic Parry has worked on gigs at The Roundhouse and the centennial WW1 memorial service.
You can find out more about Britannia Row on our blog.
Janice Wong graduated in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma of Music Production and Sound Engineering from Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam. She now works as assistant audio engineer at Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. As a freelancer, Janice also performs with singer-songwriters, bands & DJs, composes for advertisements/games/films, works as (online) session cellist (for live performances & remote recordings), arranges strings, records string loops/samples and is busy producing her own music for her latest concept: live cello meditation. She creates cello soundtracks for different moods and emotions, using a loop machine to create low drones and sweeping cello melodies on top. Her debut album, titled Cello Music for Meditation is out now on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and all major digital channels.
„By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?“
Gabriëlle Stok now works as an assistant engineer at the West-London studio SARM, which was established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records. Since starting at SARM Gabrielle has been working on many sessions with both established and up and coming artists. Outside of her work there she also producing her own music to pitch to artists. Some of her highlights so far at SARM include working with American producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay Z, Mark Ronson), engineering during his writing sessions. Engineering has been her main focus since graduation, and Gabrielle also plans to maintain both work in production and songwriting as part of her future career plans.
You can find out more about Gabrielle’s experience at SARM in her interview on our blog.
Quentin Durual joined Abbey Road Institute Paris having already gained some experience in the music industry. He worked freelance in mixing and compostion as well as working on two festival of light projectsin Lyon before studying with us. He also studied in London for a year to make music and improve his English. Following that he joined Abbey Road Institute Paris in 2017. After Quentin graduated at Abbey Road Studios, he travelled to Australia for a 3 month internship at the famous and well respected 'Studios 301'. Upon returning to France, he has been working on a variety of projects including composing for television through a company called "The Range". He continues working as mix engineer and as a session guitarist for performances, collaborating with artists such as Nicko Soulchildren odaiba, Paul Flint and Tony Dofat. You can find out more about Quentin on his Instagram account.
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