Recording, Editing, & Production

Community Music School received a generous grant from The Presser Foundation to help fund the construction of and technology for a state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio.  The project was completed in November 2021.  It leverages the unique aesthetics and acoustics of the School’s Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall, the former dining room of the Lehigh Valley Social Club, and creates a live recording space for individual and ensemble musical performances, both instrumental and vocal. An acoustically-treated control room and recording isolation room were installed in studio spaces adjacent to the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall.  The control room serves as a professional recording space, as well as an education lab and classroom, with nine iMac computer stations where students can gain hands-on experience with industry-standard recording technology through a variety of new CMS recording classes.

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Introduction to Recording

Do you want to learn how to record, edit, and publish your own original song, podcast, or music for a video?  Learn the basics of recording, editing, and publishing live music, using the latest technology, equipment, and software, including Logic, Final Cut, Sibelius, Waves, Allen and Heath, Neve, and Neumann. Our small classes (9 students maximum) will provide you with access to a state-of-the-art, professional-grade recording facility and our expert teacher, who is an experienced sound engineer. You will learn to use the same mics, preamps, and plugins as those found in professional recording studios.

Open to students age 12 and up.  No prior music experience is required. 



6 weeks, Saturday mornings

Class Time 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Optional Workshop Time 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fall 2022 Session
Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 29


Current Students: $150
New Students:  $150 + $20 group class registration

Financial Aid Available

The Presser Foundation Recording Studio at Community Music School Allentown, PA
The Founders Recording Studio, The Presser Recording Studio at Community Music School, Allentown, PA

As we develop more specialized recording classes, we want to hear from you!  Take the survey here!