Graduation is just the beginning – when the classes end, the real work begins. It can be intimidating to search for that first opportunity. That’s where our Career Development comes in. As you begin this part of your journey, they’ll give you access to the tools you’ll need to network, find industry job leads, and showcase your skills. They will teach you how to successfully manage a career in the entertainment industry by researching and networking, as well as creating a professional image and staying current with industry practices and trends.
At The Los Angeles Recording School, Career Development is more than a department. It’s a lifelong process.
The Alumni Association
We founded our Alumni Association (LAFSAA) to help you and your fellow alumni network, connect, promote your work, and discover professional opportunities. In addition to ongoing career development, you can take part in exclusive workshops, mixers, screenings, and events made available to all LAFSAA members.
Meet some of the Los Angeles Recording School Alumni who are currently thriving in their chosen fields.
Ari Levine has worked as a composer and engineer for Bruno Mars on the albums DooWops and the Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox, as well as several singles. He also worked with Cee Lo Green on his Grammy©-nominated single F**k You/Forget You.
Jaycen Joshua has mixed songs heard by millions of people, including Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, which has been certified six times Platinum. His resume is filled with albums by Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, May J Blige, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Rihanna, and even Michael Jackson.
David Boyd has worked as an engineer for such legendary artists as Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, and Beyoncé. He worked on Beyonce’s Double Platinum album I Am … Sasha Fierce.
Sean Cooper has over ten years of experience in sound design and has worked on albums such as Snoop Dogg’s R&G, Brandy’s Afrodisiac, and Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable, which went Double Platinum.
Trina Shoemaker has worked as an engineer with artists such as Pearl Jam, Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Emmy Lou Harris, and Grammy© Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow. She also did mixing on the score for the Walt Disney animated film, Bolt.
Mike Daly’s career has included work as an assistant, composer, and engineer on the albums of some award-winning artists including Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, and Chris Brown. He worked on The Fame Monster and I Look to You, both of which went Platinum.
Josh Stevens is a co-producer on several of LMFAO’s singles including Sexy and I Know It, which has been certified as 8 times Platinum and Party Rock Anthem which is close behind with 7 times Platinum. He also co-produced LMFAO’s album Sorry for Party Rocking and Pitbull’s album, Planet Pit.
Renato Lopez worked as an assistant on Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E, which won Best R&B Album at the 2012 Grammy© Awards. It was also nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the American Music Awards that same year.
Anthony Martinez’s diverse career includes working on the singles Rewind by Rascal Flatts as well as Testify by American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson. Both songs have been certified Gold.
Maurice Stewart’s production credits include the Gold albums Gangsta Lean by DRS (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and The Funky Headhunter by Hammer (formerly MC Hammer).
Ellie Vainshtock won a 2013 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement Music Direction and Composition for her work as the music coordinator on Nick, Jr’s The Fresh Beat Band.
Daniel Kier has worked on two gold singles – Hallelujah by Grammy© Award-winning rapper T.I. and Bad by Wale. Bad hit number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and number 1 on the Rap Airplay Chart in 2013.