Our StoryWith the aquisition of a new Fine Arts Complex at Trojan Hall, we began a mission towards comprehensive Fine Arts programming. Because sound plays such an important role in Fine Art productions, we saw a need to provide students an opportunity to learn the technology of sound, recording, and engineering.With inspiration from Florence High school and their Recording Arts program, we decided to apply for grants towards a similiar vision. Mr. Comer had previously put a recording studio in a high school in North Carolina and he began to put together a team of teachers and students to plan and dream.Dr. Foster located the perfect space inside Trojan Hall, consisting of three rooms and a bathroom connected by a short hallway. A double paned window was requested to join two of the rooms, and Baldwin County Schools was able to put it in during the spring of 2016.A grant was submitted to SEEDS - Daphne's Educational Foundation for starter funds for the recording studio, and we received the grant in early 2016.Presently, a core team of students interested in the recording arts have been meeting twice a month to learn about the industry and how to recording vocal and instrumental music.In the fall of 2017, LEAF International (of Asheville, NC) agreed to help our students connect to students in other countries who are also engaged in recording art programs, funded by the LEAF organization.
This fall, members of the Recording Studio Planning team, made up of teachers and students, have been actively writing grants to help further our progress, seeking community partners with the United Way of Baldwin County, Alabama Arts Alliance, and Windcreek Sponsorship.
On March 1, 2018, Daphne High School was awarded $20,000 by the Alabama Arts Alliance for the recording studio project.