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11 CRAS Graduates Worked on Eight  EMMY-Winning Programs During the Past Year

 

Gilbert, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2024 – The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, is proud to announce that 11 CRAS graduates worked on eight EMMY-winning programs during the past year as announced on January 15, 2024 during the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held at The Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

“Our graduates work incredibly hard and continue to be recognized for their contributions across multiple mediums on an annual basis,” said Kirt Hamm, CRAS administrator. “The Emmy Awards recognize the best in American prime time television programming and we could not be more proud of our grads who are living their dream. Those who reach the pinnacle of their chosen fields are tremendous examples where hard work and dedication can take you.”

“It is the biggest honor for our clients to trust us with the sound on these programs,” said Erika Koski, Foley Mixer at Reel Foley Sound and a 2019 CRAS graduate who was part of three EMMY winning programs. “Everyone from the writers to the actors pour their hearts out on these projects and it’s just a blessing to be a part of the magic. CRAS gave me the opportunity to learn soft skills and collaborate which can be just as important as all the technical skills they taught me. Balancing all the factors of recording from technology to emotions can be complicated. CRAS prepared me to handle all the ups and downs of a session.”

This year, the following CRAS graduates were part of multiple EMMY Award-winning programs:

  • Erika Koski; foley mixer; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program for “Only Murders In The Building”
  • Erika Koski; foley mixer; Outstanding Television Movie for “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
  • Erika Koski; foley mixer; Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Program for “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
  • Gerardo Gonzalez; sound effects editor; Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso International Break”
  • Jordan McClain; foley mixer; Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso International Break”
  • Jacob McNaughton; foley mixer; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series for “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Jordan Aldinger; foley editor – foley cuer; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series for “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Stiv Schneider; ADR mixer; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for “The Boys”
  • Matt Hovlan; ADR mixer; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for “The Boys”
  • Matt Phillips; assistant sound editor; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for “The Boys”
  • Teddy Salas; re-recording mixer; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Seriesor Variety Program for “Barry”
  • Dana Mroczek; souiund mixer/recordist; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program for “Barry”
  • Rob Ellenberg; field audio / location sound; Outstanding Talk Series for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is composed of two nearby campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz. A CRAS education includes broadcast audio, live sound, film and TV audio, music, and video game audio, all taught by award-winning instructors who have all excelled in their individual fields, including sound reinforcement, audio recording and production, digital recording, troubleshooting/maintenance, and music business.

CRAS structured programs and highly qualified teaching staff provide a professional and supportive atmosphere, which is complemented by its small class sizes allowing for individual instruction and assistance for students in engineering audio recordings. CRAS has been providing quality vocational training in audio recording for more than three decades. The curriculum and equipment are constantly being updated to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the music and sound recording industries. CRAS’ course offerings and subject matter have always centered around the skills and knowledge necessary for students’ success in the audio recording industries.

The 11-month program is designed to allow every student access to learn and train in all of the Conservatory’s studios which are comprised with state-of-the-art audio recording and mixing gear, the same equipment used in today’s finest studios and remote broadcast facilities, including Pro Tools 12, API Legacy consoles, SSL AWS consoles, Studer Vista consoles, and much more. All students must complete a 280-hour industry internship to graduate from the Master Recording Program II that may ultimately lead to industry employment.

For more information on the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, please visit www.cras.edu, contact Kirt Hamm, administrator, at 1-800-562-6383, or email to [email protected].

About The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Based in the heart of The Valley of the Sun with two campuses in Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz., The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is one of the country’s premier institutions for audio education. The Conservatory has developed a unique and highly effective way to help the future audio professional launch their careers in the recording industry and other related professional audio categories.

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