Meet Our Apprentices

 
 
 
 
 
Photos by Kitoko Chargois

Photos by Kitoko Chargois

Name: Robert Almond.

One of my favorite songs is "Find My Way" by Tribe Called Guest, and I like to listen to it when I am frustrated, angry, happy. I can listen to this song on repeat all day.

I got my start in music when I first attended CAPA High School. In my digital media class, I would make a bunch of beats on garage band. One of my beats ended up being used for the dance department as a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Audio engineering is important to me because with this knowledge, I will be able to fully express my creativity in all forms of media. Plus, help other musicians and collaborate with them. One of my proudest achievements in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program was when I got my laptop. I've gone a long time without having something of my own to work with at home. That moment very well started my momentum.

 

Name: Zoe Zielinski

I love listening to any song that can paint a picture of how I want my life to be in those short three or four minutes. If I had to choose a favorite, I'd pick the song "Take it or Leave it" by Good Great Fine Okay because it makes wherever I am or whoever I'm with feel like home.

I'm an aspiring artist and musician.  I first started writing music around the age of twelve and went from singer and guitar player to more of a beat making r&b artist.  The aspect of audio engineering that I love most is being able to apply myself to a whole new setting while learning techniques and information I so needed to become a better artist. Audio engineering has not only taught me how to produce and record, but it's helped me understand what I was doing in music software systems that I didn't know before. My proudest achievement in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship has been being able to meet and work with other people. They have motivated me to do more, work for my goals, and find where my passion in music is. 

 

Name: Lyndon Shelton

My favorite song is Lost by Chance the Rapper and I listen to it when I'm happy or when I'm trying to calm down.

My areas of specialization are producing, rapping and singing. I got my start in music when I was in high school and I met people who were rappers and producers. Audio engineering is important to me because I want to own a studio when I’m older. One of my proudest achievements in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program was when I was able to give a promising rapper the quality his music deserved.

 

Name: Jonathen Pope.

One of my favorite songs is We've Come Too Far by Dave Ha and I like to listen to it when I walk or ride my bike.

I got my start in music when I started high school. I went to the Lighthouse Program and it helped me network with different network with different students and people. Audio Engineering is important to me because it shows me the behind the scenes of things. Also, I can create my own sound. One of my proudest achievements in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program was making beats and learning how to mic and record live sound.

 

Name: Zach Stadtlander

One of my favorite songs is Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots, and I like to listen to it when it's dark outside and I'm driving. It's a great song to drive to late at  night with quiet surroundings. Hearing the quiet, whispery verses along with the sound of rain and wheels turning is very soothing.

I got my start in music when I started playing in my first band at 16 years old. I played bass guitar in a psychedelic garage punk band that played 50s and 60s style rock n' roll. Audio engineering is important to me because I want to be able to complete my musical ideas. Without some level of audio engineering, a song can not be formatted to publish. One of my proudest achievements in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program was bringing in my guitar rig and recording it live. Live performance is one of my favorite elements of recording. I was thrilled that using my own guitar in combination with the resources available at the studio could give me the sounds of some of my favorite records

 

Name: Jordan Howard (Live From the City).

One of my favorite songs is "Never Let Me Down" by Kanye West and Jay-Z and I like to listen to it when I feel sad.

I got my start in music when I got together with my friends in high school. Audio Engineering is important to me because it is the difference between a good record and a great record. One of my proudest achievements in the Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program is being able to work in a professional environment.