The Short Story
John is studying audio production at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He is what you could call a “non-traditional student.” After graduating from high school, John went to Cincinnati State off and on for a few years while working in the restaurant business. The further he got into his career, the more he realized he had less and less time for his true passion, music. After reevaluating his career plans, John graduated with an Associate of Arts, and immediately started his studies at CCM.
The Longer Story
I’ve always been utterly fascinated by music. A self-taught musician, I always had a “do it myself” kind of attitude, which is why I’m studying audio production. The studio is an instrument that holds a vast amount of possibilities for creative expression. One of the branches off this tree I have discovered at CCM is electronics and electronic music. I have composed electronic works this year. Next year I will be building electronic instruments from scratch.
Cooking is my second love, and how I still make a living. I am proud of everything I accomplished over the years. In time, I realized it just wasn’t quite as fulfilling as the adventure I knew I could embark upon. They say it’s better to regret something you have done than something you haven’t done. I have no regrets, and I am excited to see what the future has in store for me.