Educating the Next Generation of Audio Engineers

Pinnacle College is open for business and taking applications
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Pinnacle College of Alhambra, Calif. is letting prospective audio engineering students know that it is open for business.

The school, recently relocated, was previously the Sound Masters school. It was on the verge of shutting down in 2004 when Pinnacle College owner Sal Younis made inquiries about purchasing the organization.

Now with a new and larger facility and many of the previous faculty still employed, Pinnacle says it offers a general audio engineering education featuring the basics and a survey of prospective audio engineering fields.

Pinnacle College Program Director Dan Heck said, "As a boutique college that focuses on preparing its students for careers in audio, Pinnacle College strives to provide the hands-on experience and teacher attention our students deserve. We routinely have graduates who enter the broadcast field. The cutting of promos and commercials, as well as the understanding of broadcast practice are all covered by our program. We strive to provide the proper balance between technical control and an understanding of the environment so as to enable our students to assume entry-level audio engineering positions, no matter what the specific discipline may be."


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