A young, ambitious Saint Lucian is set to groom a cadre of local audio professionals, with the launch of the Eastern Caribbean’s first digital audio school and state-of-the-art music facility.
Cory Carson Raggie officially unveiled the Air Born Academy on April 30th, to an audience that included The Prime Minister – Dr Kenny D Anthony, Deputy Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and Parliamentary Representative Hon Emma Hippolyte.
Raggie says students will get the opportunity to interact with industry professionals from North America and work on academy projects, as they build their professional portfolio.
The Air Born Academy is the creation of Cory Carson Raggie, a graduate of the Institute of Audio Research in New York.
Mr. Raggie, worked at Universal Records and is a former head engineer at Platinum Beats Service, where he worked on several projects for internationally acclaimed artists including Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent, Damion Marley and Erika Badu.
His passion for excellence and the highest standards in digital audio engineering and the business of music led him to establish the Air Born Academy and provide young people with the opportunity for world class training in a state-of-the-art music facility.
The project was partly funded by the St Lucia Development Bank, under the Youth Equity Enterprise Fund (YEEF).
The Air Born Academy CEO negotiated financial assistance for students who wish to further their studies in Audio Engineering upon graduation from the Air Born Academy.
Anyone interested in registering with the Academy can log on to the website www.theairbornacademy.com for more information
The studio is located at Reduit.