Recording Studio & Classes

The audio and video recording studio at CMS features three unique recording spaces and a nine-iMac education lab with the latest technology, equipment, and software found in professional recording studios.  Students, age 12+, can gain hands-on experience with industry-standard recording technology, including Logic, Final Cut, Sibelius, Waves, Allen and Heath, Neve, and Neumann, through a variety of recording classes.

The studio offers recording spaces for individual and ensemble musical performances, both instrumental and vocal.  A 10’x12’ recording isolation room and the 150-seat Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall are both wired for recording directly to the acoustically-treated control room and education lab.  The Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall features the unique aesthetics and acoustics of the former dining room of the Lehigh Valley Social Club. 

In 2021, Community Music School received a generous grant from The Presser Foundation to help fund the construction of and technology for this state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio.  Read the full press release.

Upcoming Recording Classes

The Presser Foundation Recording Studio at Community Music School Allentown, PA
Joe Wagner gives a guitar lesson to a teenage student in the isolation recording room at Community Music School.

Music Recording & Technology Classes

Intro 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 Pro, Final Cut Pro, 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. 


Ages 12+.  No prior music experience is required.


Summer 2024 Session
6-weeks, Tuesdays
June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23


Class:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Optional Open Lab: 7:30-8:30 PM


Current Students: $225
New Students:  $225 + $25 group class registration
Financial Aid Available


Students working on iMac computers in the Community Music School digital music recording studio.

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