Music production and recording was an opportunity to increase their experiences in the field
Name: Priscila Serano
Studied at UiS: Music production and recording
Works with: Visual arts, grafic design, music, producing, sound engineering, teaching
Instruments: Guitar, vocals, drums, bass, keys
Why did you want to study Music production and recording at University of Stavanger?
I saw this as an opportunity to increase my experience in the field and get the chance to record using quality equipment at prestigious venues such as the Stavanger Concert Hall. This would also guarantee to work with high-level musicians and performers, which is always a plus.
What are your best memories from here?
- Recording a trumpet in a long corridor on campus to experiment with reverbs and mic variations.
- I was being able to share this whole experience with my daughter. I was allowed to start the program while I was highly pregnant. I gave birth during the first semester and had my baby during classes and some recording productions. This is truly unforgettable and a milestone for a proud single parent.
What is the best thing about the things you work with?
The variety of people I work with, the different types of projects, and the cultural diversity.
The MPR program has all these elements, and I benefited from them to expand my network and gather inspiration to start new projects and collaborations. I also took advantage of the program to impulse my audio-related projects, developing and expanding my recording studio. As part of my final exam, I designed and built a recording booth to record vocals and other instruments.
What are you best advice to current and future students?
- Take advantage of the gear to start developing projects from day one.
- Go out and record, learn to tig, meet people and make connections
- Take the initiative to read, understand and practice on your own
- Learn to coil cables properly