Columbia helps create state-of-the-art music studio on the West Side of city

A renaissance is starting on the West Side of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago is invested in making that happen.

BUILD Chicago is a nonprofit organization based in Austin thathas been providing violence intervention and prevention programs for West Side youth for over 50 years. They unveiled a new $24 million community center late last month that features mental health resources, art studios, a gym and a café.

Among the features is a state-of-the-art music and recording studio that Columbia supported. Associate Professor Justin Sinkovich said he helped BUILD map out what equipment was needed, find equipment donors like Fender and Shure and organize d the layout of the studio.

Sinkovich assisted with “everything from the monitors and speakers, the actual computers, the recording software,” he said. “Everything down to the cables, the microphones, the instruments. It’s all outfitted with keyboards, guitars, drums.”

Read the full article from the Columbia Chronicle here.

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