The day that Alex Arnold
walked out of his job was the day his life changed…
About a year after graduating from Recording Connection
at Crystal Clear Studios
in Philadelphia, Alex wasn’t doing much with his newfound skills. Finally, he made a break for it and quit the last in a string of dead-end jobs, deciding instead to focus solely on getting work doing what he loves. Well guess what?! Alex was rewarded with a wonderful gift from the universe–to pursue his dream as an audio engineer.
But was it the universe, or just our favorite Philly mentor, Joey Heier?
Joey has been mentoring for RRF for more than 20 years, and his decades in the industry have given him plenty of connections. Right after Alex quit his job at a local sandwich shop, he got a “random” phone call from Joey, setting him up to work as the lead audio tech for Burnt Sienna
, one of the top bands in the Philadelphia area.
Over the past couple of months, Alex has been at the helm of Burnt Sienna’s soundboard, doing live sound and mixing as their lead tech. He says he was very nervous on his first day, but his training soon kicked in, and he quickly got the hang of things. Since starting with the band, he’s already had the opportunity to work his first large show as a live sound engineer when Burnt Sienna played the New Jersey Freedom fest in front of a crowd of over 6000 people!
Now, Alex is glad to be doing what he loves and credits the training he received at the Recording Connection for his current success. “I really found myself a great opportunity with this school right around the time I was second guessing my choice to quit university classes for good. What’s the
point of having a degree you can’t do anything with? I couldn’t have done this without everyone [at Recording Connection].”