Your passion for audio has led you to The Blackbird Academy – Professional School of Audio, situated at the center of the audio production universe. Our campus is built on the foundation of Blackbird Studio in Nashville TN, a multi-studio production facility where future award-winning records are made every day. You will not only graduate with the technical skills you need to work in audio, but you’ll learn the art of production from the top creative names in music. A Blackbird Academy education gives you the best opportunity to establish and build your career.


The Blackbird Academy was started by recording and live sound engineer John McBride and his wife, country artist Martina McBride. They created Blackbird Studio in 2002, which has grown to be a top production stop for recording artists like Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw and many more. When interviewing interns and employees for Blackbird Studio, John would ask various questions about production such as: “what is your favorite kick drum mic?.” The answers revealed that many graduates of audio programs had little hands-on time in a recording studio.

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