Recording Studio helps local students create video

November 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Recording Studio opened in 2015.

GCU News Bureau

As a bridge-building effort with the community, the Grand Canyon University Recording Studio extends a limited number of invitations each year to local high school concert bands, choirs, jazz bands and other musical groups.

The high school students get to spend a day in the studio making a recording or just learning about the recording process. It is an opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a professional recording studio, and they are presented with a CD of their music when the project is complete.

Recently, four choir students from Valley Christian Schools recorded a cover of Pentatonix’s “The First Noel” at the studio, and Valley Christian’s in-house marketing team then filmed a choir quartet music video using the recording. Here are the video and the trailer (note that the latter includes footage from their work in the Recording Studio):

Corey Gilmore, Marketing and Communications Specialist for Valley Christian, said, “We were extremely thankful for the opportunity to record at GCU. It was such a great opportunity for our students and our fine arts department!”

Eric Johnson, the Recording Studio’s manager, said, “Working with Valley Christian Schools on this project was a very special treat. Marianne Heim and Corey Gilmore had a splendid vision for this project, and the final video that they produced is an excellent example of why the arts in our schools, and especially worship arts in our Christian schools, are important for elevating our Christian heritage through music and video and all other art forms. Valley Christian is blessed to have such talented students in their ranks.”

The Center for Worship Arts and the Recording Studio are part of the College of Theology and are dedicated to the Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts Program. 

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