What it means to be youth run:
The Orpheum is staffed by a group of 8 high schoolers, with the support of two Neutral Zone staff members. Between them they manage the scheduling, the budget, marketing, and communications with clients. Other than managing the business side of the studio, they are also engineers. Each youth engineer receives ongoing advanced training in recording digital audio.
The Orpheum has two goals:
To create high quality audio recordings for youth and the general public, and to develop and engage youth in entrepreneurship and technical skills. Because of these two goals, the studio rates have been divided as follows: $30 an hour for high school aged youth, and $40 an hour for non high school aged youth.