St. Paul, MN
The High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) was founded in 1998 by former Paisley Park artist, David “T.C. Ellis.” Operated in conjunction with Studio 4 Enterprises, HSRA is a charter school that operates within a professional recording studio. Student time is divided among individual learning in traditional academic subjects, instruction in critical areas of the music industry, and time spent developing and mastering production and performance skills in the recording studio. HSRA has adopted project-based learning as the underlying theme of its curriculum, and students are encouraged to take an active role in their education. Learners propose projects that will cover graduation standard areas and meet daily with their advisor to plan each day's activities.