Students at Full Sail University have always benefited from the extensive industry experience that our instructors offer. Here's a small sampling of the instructors teaching this degree program.

Brian Smithers

Brian Smithers

Department Chair

Brian Smithers is a classically trained musician, conductor, composer and recording engineer who has been performing and teaching music technology for over 25 years. For several years, Brian conducted the world-famous Walt Disney World Band, and his work as a music technology writer has been featured in magazines such as Electronic Musician, Music & Computers, and Keyboard.

Darren Schneider

Course Director
Session Recording

Over the past 18 years, Darren Schneider has worked as a producer/engineer on several RIAA-certified Gold, Platinum, and Diamond projects by artists such as Britney Spears, Deep Purple, Patti La Belle, Outkast, Aerosmith, and Snow Patrol. Outside of album production, Darren also does audio for broadcast on the Arts & Entertainment channel, Dick Clark Productions, Fox Network, ABC in Concert, and MTV. In addition to his love for both music and producing, Darren is also an accomplished songwriter.

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Full Sail's Recording Engineering Associate’s Degree teaches the fundamentals needed to record quality audio for a variety of music genres and media.
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