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SSR Success Story - Chris English, Studio Intern

Chris English

Studio Intern

Studio & Live Music Production BSc (Hons)


As part of a new partnership with Castle Rock Studios in Alderly Edge, BSc (Hons) Studio & Live Music graduate Chris English has just secured a 3 month internship at the CRS studios.

Chris is due to start assisting at CRS from mid-July where his responsibilities will include assisting with the studio and equipment set-up while helping out on regular recording and mixing sessions for various artists.

SSR graduates/studio assistants Alex Miller and Adam Stokel have been working at Castle Rock for a number of years already, and Chris will be assisting them and the rest of the Castle Rock team while learning the ropes.

Castle Rock have expressed an interest in taking on further graduates from each intake of the course in future, which will provide a great learning experience for other students.

Chris English:
“I’ve always had a passion for music, from playing various instruments through to exploring the technician’s role in the audio industry. As a mature student at SSR, the Studio and Live course provided an opportunity to develop these live and studio sound engineering skills in a comprehensive manner. I never had the opportunity to do this before, especially with the quality of equipment that SSR students have access to. In addition to this, the support of the tutors throughout the 3 years study was paramount to achieving everything I’ve set out to do and ultimately achieved.

Currently, due to my training and experience at SSR, I’m starting a three month internship at CRS in July. I feel this is the next best step in my career development, simply because the working environment and university life are still very different. I want to expand my skills further, gain more knowledge of the industry and continue to learn from professionals in a working studio business.”

Brad Nevinson, CRS Engineer:
"Chris was chosen because of his technical knowledge and friendly face, along with the fact we think he would fit into one of our sessions very well and be a good addition to the team for a few months."

SSR would like to thank Brad and the Castle Rock team for providing one of our students with this opportunity and we hope to see more of our graduates working there in future.

SSR students are also eligible for discounts on CRS studio hire upon completion of their courses.

Castle Rock Studios