Craig Golding

Head of School of Music Production and Events

Craig Golding


Job Title: Head of School of Music Production and Events

Specialisms: Studio recording and production, song production

Craig Golding (BA (Hons), PGCE) is Head of Music Production and Events and Principal Lecturer in Music Production. His teaching specialisms have included Studio Recording and Production, and Song Production.

Craig was originally appointed as Lecturer in Music Production/Popular Music in 2003, before taking up the role as course leader for the BA (Hons) programme in 2006. Before joining the conservatoire, Craig worked as a professional front of house (FOH) sound engineer at a number of theatres/venues and toured with the Dance Theatre company Kudos Dance.

Craig has pursued an active freelance career in sound engineering and production since 2000, including work as a FOH engineer at many large UK venues including The Sage, Gateshead, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

He has worked with and recorded a variety of artists and ensembles from choirs and orchestras to singer-songwriters/bands, Indian classical musicians and jazz ensembles. His more recent professional work has included the recording and mixing for Indian film soundtracks Life in Marina/ Vidiyaaha Mun, Brilliant Classics and recording/production for Aston Microphones ‘Stealth’ product launch.

Craig is also a classically trained musician and can often be found sitting behind the mixing desk with a full score. He signed a publishing contract with Focal Press in 2008, and his co-authored book What is Music Production? A Producer’s Guide: The Role, The People, The Process was published in 2010 in both the UK and the US. A German translation by Carstensen was published in Europe in 2011.

Alongside his writing, Craig has delivered papers on the subject of music production at both national and international conferences. His more recent research focus has been the use of augmented reality to enhance teaching within the recording studio environment.


  • Craig Golding (2018) Augmented Reality in Music Production. Jisc Event: AR and VR Tools for FE, Skills and Higher Education, Leeds, 20 February 2018.
  • Clark, R., Golding, C., and Ramirez, M. (2017) Using augmented reality to support learning and teaching in the recording studio environment. Immersive Italy: 7th European Immersive Education Summit, Lucca, 17 November 2017.
  • Clark, R., Craig Golding (2016) The Reality of Change: the use of Augmented Reality to enhance learning. Creative Thinking, innovative Practice and Solutions, Collaborative Provision Conference, Hull University Oct 7 2016.
  • Craig Golding (2016) Changing Perspective with Augmented Reality Learning & Teaching Conference, Hull University. July 4 2016.
  • Craig Golding and Ruth Clark (2015) The Reality of Change: the use of Augmented Reality to enhance learning. Association of Learning Technologists Conference, Manchester, Sep 9 2015.
  • Craig Golding (2015) Improving the learner experience through augmented reality (AR). Connect more with Jisc… in England. Shine, Leeds, 30 June 2015.
  • Craig Golding and Ruth Clark (2015) Online Presentation/Live Stream: AR and mobile devices supporting learning and teaching in the recording studio. International Festival for Artistic Innovation. Leeds College of Music, 13 March 2015.
  • Craig Golding and Matt Ramirez (2014) Using handheld devices and augmented reality to support teaching in the recording studio environment. Augmented Planet 2014. Google Campus, London, 17 November 2014.
  • Craig Golding (2014) Using mobile devices and augmented reality to support teaching in the recording studio environment. Digital Technologies and Mobile Learning’ Conference: What is and will be possible. University of Hull, 20 October 2014.
  • The Quest For The Definitive Music Production Course; An Industry Perspective? Delivered at ‘The Art of Record Production’ Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA Dec 2011.


  • What is Music Production? A Producer’s Guide: The Role, The People, The Process, Focal Press, 2010
  • Demo to Delivery (contributing author) - ed. Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Focal Press, 2009

Sound engineering, recording/production credits include:

  • Aston Mics ‘Stealth Challenge’ – Aston Mics product launch (Recording/Production) 2020
  • ‘Brilliant Classics’ Choral & Organ Albums – Choirs of Leeds Cathedral (Recording/Production/Mix) 2016
  • Film score and soundtrack ‘Vidiyahaa Mun’ – Balaji K. Kumar
  • (Indian Film Tamil) 2013: Production, Recording, Mix credits
  • Film soundtrack ‘Life In Marina’ Pandiraj - Pasanga Productions
  • (Indian Film Tamil) 2012 Recording, Mix credits
  • Five-45 Management/ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) Showcase events (FOH Engineer) The Water Rats London, Barfly Camden London, Dingwells London
  • SAMAY (FOH/recording engineer) Venues include: Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Sheffield City Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, The Barbican London
  • Halle Orchestra (FOH engineer) - Freedom of the Soul – Bridgewater Hall Manchester
  • SAA-UK Tour (FOH Engineer) Venues include: The Sage Gateshead, The MAC Birmingham
  • Various independent artist albums (Engineering, Production, Mix including liaison with design, mastering and manufacturing companies)
  • Kingston Communications (Soundtrack Production/recording credit)
  • The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (Sound Engineer)
  • Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House (Sound Engineer)
  • The ARC – Stockton-on-Tees (Chief Audio Technician)
  • QDOS Dance Theatre Company (Technical Stage Manager)


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