success story Emily Smith

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Current student, Emily Smith, is making her mark in the world of sound engineering.

‘Access has given me skills and the opportunity to make contacts in the industry. The sheer number of opportunities that have been available to me whilst studying has been a blessing.’

Despite still studying Sound Engineering at Access Bristol, it has been all systems go for Emily.

I really enjoy creating music and I wanted to do something that was still practical with an engineering angle but also involved music. The course Access was offering was exactly what I was looking for’.

Since starting at Access, Emily has completed a number of projects in both live and studio environments. She has engineered in a number of in well known Bristol venues, such as The Fleece and The Salt Cafe.

Emily has already achieved the dream of every young creative in the music industry! She has engineered at a number of festivals, including Volksfest, Tønder Festival in Denmark and she has run the sound for the small charitable festival Glassonbury.

Away from the booming stages of live music, Emily has also taken her skills to the studio. She worked as the assistant engineer on the debut EP, ‘Oh, isn’t it strange’, for the Bristol band, Sleeptalking.  Within her production unit at Access Bristol, she has worked with staff member, Emily Ralston, on her demo which has since been used in a film backed by the BBC.

‘In the future I hope to work my way up the ranks in studios, recording and producing bands. Maybe one day I’ll even build my own studio!’


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