Hot on the heels of the move into our brand new purpose build facilities, US recording sensation Azealia Banks (Interscope Records) recently visited the campus to work with students on the newly built SSL Duality console in the main studio.
Azealia, whose engineer Peter Moses is a JMC Academy lecturer, found the studios and the students to be ......"amazing. I didn't expect to see this in an educational facility!".
Referring to the academy's 48 channel SSL Duality, installed specifically for the new campus, JMC Academy's ability to train their students on state of the art recording technology is second to none.
Peter Moses, who lectures at the academy added, "Azealia is one of my most exciting clients at the moment, from her social media footprint (44 million YouTube views!) to her unique style of music. It's a very exciting project; she definitely reminds me of other clientele we have here" said Moses, referring to his star client Black Eyed Peas front man and producer extraordinaire Will.I.Am. Peter Moses has over 30 million sales to his name in the fields of music production and audio engineering and, being a staff member at JMC Academy, means that students are exposed to the latest trends and technology, straight from the professionals.
Peter who also has employed a number of JMC Academy graduates in the professional field, had this to add about Azealia's impression of the facilities and the students, "Azealia was very impressed, I had some students work on the session and Azealia found them to be on par with the level of engineers she has worked with around the world". Peter further mentioned how such facilities were an advantage to current and future students, "The students on campus get the best in the classroom and the best in the studio, they have access to an experienced team of veterans led by Audio Department Head, Glenn Ferguson, who was responsible for the equipment choices and implementation of the new studios. He is one of the most switched on educators in the field of audio".
I always know that a student that comes to me for work with a reference from Glenn is going to perform well; they've been a big advantage to my wide range of clients.
The music department at JMC Academy also houses performance courses, as well as other educational streams for Digital TV Production, Animation and more.