The music industry masterclass: Providence with Jim Eno

Building confidence and earning album credits during an "amazing" week.

Acadia Hansen, '26 | February 12, 2024


A study away trip to Providence, Rhode Island allowed Ohio University Media students to learn with music producer Jim Eno over winter break in the Music Industry Masterclass. The students worked side-by-side with Eno for a week and learned the ropes of the music recording industry. 

The master class students share some thoughts about their experience in Providence.

Avery Appino said that one of his favorite parts of the experience was simply the opportunity to be in the studio space surrounded by the industry lingo. 

“Being fully immersed in this was just amazing,” sophomore Francesca Glorioso said. She explained that the program offered her a real feel for what it’s actually like to work in a professional studio. 

Glorioso said that she’s always been a musician, but that this program gave her more confidence to do what she loves to do. 

Students stand behind a producer at a sound board; one reaches over to point something out

The trip let students work with different musicians and different styles of music. They spent full days in the studio working alongside Eno and others in the industry.  Rising NYC band Gustaf recorded and mixed a song to be release as a b-side with their new album.

Over three days the students got to observe and participate in the process. When the song is released, the students will get an assistant engineering credit for the song.

“It was casual enough that we were able to ask questions, but also gave a more professional perspective compared to working in OU studios,” AJ Jenkins said. 

Jenkins, a sophomore, said the experience gave her a perspective on how different artists work. During the trip, she met one of Eno’s engineers, who was once in her very shoes. 

“Grant, who is one of Jim’s engineers, was on the first year of this trip seven or eight years ago,” Jenkins explained. “He has been working with Jim ever since.” 

The masterclass gave students a new way to think about music and a head-start to their careers in the industry.