Category: Student Testimonials

Nashville Audio Engineering School Leaves its Mark

Dark Horse Institute Leaves ‘Tattoos on This Town’   Nashville audio engineering school, Dark Horse Institute is leaving its mark on graduates. While pop culture churns out metaphorical references of getting inked such as Jason Aldean’s top 40 smash, “Tattoos on This Town”, a recent Dark Horse Institute graduate took things a little more…literally. Mike […]

Being a Recording Arts Graduate is Anything But a Piece of Cake

“And Let us Eat Cake!” After a heartfelt commencement ceremony, the honored guests will soon realize that being a recording arts graduate is anything but a piece of cake. In fact, it’s what all graduates must do during their first year after graduation that paves the foundation for success in the music industry. Some graduates will immediately […]

Music City is a Music Melting Pot

Dark Horse Institute Shares The Love in Music City While corn bread and chicken are still hot ticket meals ’round here, when it comes to music, Music City itself is a music melting pot. In fact, at Dark Horse Institute, the proof is in the pudding. While it’s true that everyone walks to the beat […]

Successful Audio Engineers: DHI Graduate Spotlight

  There’s more than meets the eye when fans of music production become successful audio engineers. The combination of knowledge, training, people skills, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time are all things that align for successful audio engineers and music producers. This month, our DHI Graduate Spotlight features the […]

Building the Nashville Dream

Student Life at Dark Horse Institute I love seeing the Nashville Dream shining bright in the eyes of new students at Dark Horse Institute on their first day. Every time a new class starts, I’m always a little bit curious what each student will do with the 3 and half months they spend as audio […]

DHI Student Life: Interview with Trae Rudd

We sat down with current student, Trae Rudd to ask a few questions about his Dark Horse Institute experience so far. What’s it like to be a student at Dark Horse Institute? Trae: It’s like a big ball of fun every day! (laughs) I love that recording concepts and skills are slowly added on throughout the […]

Real World: The Best Kind of Audio Engineer Training

At Dark Horse Institute, we believe that the best kind of audio engineer training is real world experience – making real records, using real gear. Our students have personal access to Pro Tools labs, 4 large format studios (with SSL, Trident, and C24 consoles), and free studio time at Dark Horse Recording. But sometimes, even […]

DHI Graduate Jorge Bannister Lands Gig in Rhode Island

Many people think that studying Music Production or Audio Engineering means you have to find a job in a studio.  This couldn’t be further from the truth, in fact, front of house jobs are in high demand not only IN the US, but around the globe! We had the opportunity to catch up with one […]

Who DHI Students Have Worked With

We get this question a lot.  We haven’t posted it before because we feel that every job and gig is just as important as the next.  Likewise, we also do not treat a Grammy or even Emmy winning acts any different than an independent artist.  But since we have been asked , we decided to share […]

Dark Horse Institute Alumni Interview: Tony Bostic

Hey Everyone!   I interviewed DHI’s very own Tony Bostic to get an alumni perspective on the success, struggles, and lessons learned during the decision making process of taking the plunge and diving in head first into the music business.  Danielle: At what age did you make a decision to pursue a career in the music industry?  […]

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