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 Absolventen die nächste Stufe in ihrer Karriere in der Musikindustrie erreicht. Sie haben Praktika in etablierten Tonstudios absolviert, arbeiten als Produzenten, 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.
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.
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. You can support her work here.
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?“
Stefan Roscovan is the first Amsterdam student graduating with distinction.
Stefan was born in a family of musicians in a small country called Moldova. Before moving to Amsterdam and studying at Abbey Road Institute, he had been taking part at numerous singing competitions, achieving over 20 winning trophies and touring on 3 continents in countries including USA, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia and Iraq. In 2016 he ended up being a semi-finalist at “The Voice” in Romania which started his learning about music production and engineering.
At the moment, Stefan is known as an independent singer, songwriter, music producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. He is owner of the record label „Reflective Records“ and works on freelance projects in mainly Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles.
„Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute.“
After graduating in 2018, Fabian Brummel went straight to Galaxy Studios in Belgium for an intensive internship programme. Before finishing as an intern, he was already offered a permanent position at Galaxy as a full time mix engineer and sound editor. Fabian is currently working mainly in postproduction for some big movie projects.
In his own time he loves composing and is working on a couple of new music projects.
„From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.“
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.
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.