Wayne Romero ’24 (Bachelor of Music in Music Production & Recording Technology) recently established the Wayne’s Room Scholarship for high school students seeking higher education in music to help offset the cost of books, materials and tuition. Romero built Wayne’s Room, a recording studio in his parents’ garage in the Warrenton area, to provide professional sound recording and mixing opportunities at an affordable price. He uses booking fees made from studio sessions, as well as donations, to help fund these annual scholarships.
“It took a lot of time and effort to make Wayne’s Room a reality,” said Romero. “It is super rewarding to be inside the space knowing how far it’s come from being an empty garage. A lot of the knowledge I gained on how to build the space was from information I learned in class, as well as resources my professors gave me to run with. It is extremely rewarding to be able to give back to the community through our scholarship!”
“When we first made Wayne’s Room, our goals were to provide opportunities for artists to have access to a studio with affordable rates, and to be able to impact our community in a positive way,” continued Romero. “Over the past 9 months, we have taken some of the profits from every session and created this scholarship opportunity.”