Clancy found his way into Middlesex and the Center for New Media while in his second year at Three Rivers. His original plan was to earn an associate degree there and then transfer to the UConn School of Business, with hopes of eventually becoming a successful accountant. It didn’t take Clancy too long to realize that the path he was on was definitely not the right one for him. After a heart-to-heart conversation with a good friend, who told him about Middlesex and the audio production courses they offered, Clancy quickly changed his plan. He dropped a couple classes at Three Rivers and began a course of study as an audio/music production major at Middlesex. 

Not only was Middlesex affordable, but attending the Center for New Media furthered Clancy’s education in more ways than one. “The audio and music program looked really cool and fun when I first read about them and sure enough, they exceeded my expectations” Clancy shared. He learned so much more than he thought he would in six months and is whole-heartedly looking forward to his future career in music production.

Clancy feels he learned the most from his music production teacher, Aaron Moynihan. Aaron teaches the Electronic Music, Principles of Recording, and Audio Mixing courses which Clancy has taken. He added, “Aaron has changed my entire perspective on life and provided me the knowledge and confidence to guide and advance my career in the right direction.” Clancy acquired the hands-on skills to use the studio and the control room, to produce his own live recording sessions, and to mix and engineer those recordings while keeping a solid workflow. “Honestly, Aaron is creating the path to my success, and I can’t thank him enough for everything he has taught me and the extra time he has spent with me. He has taken me to where I am today and will continue to help me move forward. I couldn’t have done it without him.”

Clancy is grateful to have attended the Center for New Media at Middlesex. His professors, John Shafer and Aaron Moynihan, taught him the latest techniques and fundamentals to start him in the right direction. Clancy has now found what he truly wants to do with his life, and that attending Middlesex “is the best decision I have ever made.”

Clancy works for Wide World of Indoor Sports — a multi-sport, indoor turf facility in Montville.  Clancy will attend Berklee College of Music’s Online School with the hope of later attending Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus for in-person learning. Aaron’s support and guidance has helped with this progression in his educational career.

When Clancy is not in the studio, he enjoys the outdoors and staying active by playing disc golf with friends, hiking, or working out. Clancy also enjoys playing poker and listening to music.

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