Carl Nappa | Webster University

Carl Nappa

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Visiting Artist in Residence, Audio Production


Audio Aesthetics and Technology

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

AUDI 1130 Audio Technology Practicum
AUDI 2230 Introduction to Music Recording


Music and Recording, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA


As a producer, engineer,and educator, Carl Nappa has a career that spans over 25 years. Nappa started his career in his hometown of Boston before moving to to New York City to engineer at the Hit Factory Recording Studios. While at the Hit Factory, he was able to fine-tune his craft by working with legendary artists, engineers, and producers. 

Nappa has worked on 39 Gold®, Platinum®, and Multi-Platinum® records as well as two that have gone on to be Diamond® award-winning. Nappa's engineering, mixing, or producing credits on records have totaled over $79 million in sales. 

A fateful meeting with Nelly led to a 10-year working relationship as his personal engineer. That relationship later turned into an opportunity for Nappa to create curriculum and work as executive director of the sound engineering music school, Vatterot College Ex'treme Institute in St. Louis.

Nappa also owns and operates his own recording studio in his new hometown of St. Louis, the St. Louis Recording Club.


Riverfront Times
Super Producer Carl Nappa Plots His Future in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nelly and Vatterot to open recording school

Recording Studio Rock Stars
RSR067 - Carl Nappa - Producing and Mixing Hip Hop With Nelly & the Hit Factory 

Contact Information

Office phone 314-246-7147
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Discogs - Carl Nappa