SoundGirls.Org has announced a series of educational events slated for this coming June in Modesto and Nevada City, CA.
First up is the Live Sound Camp for Girls in Modesto on June 20-24, a one-week camp for girls age 12 to 18 who want to learn about live music production. The camp curriculum was designed by industry veterans and teaches the skills and technology to run live sound.
Working in small, collaborative and hands-on groups, the girls learn:
—Live Event Safety
—Stage & Audio Terminology
—Signal Flow, Setup & Wire PA Systems
—Input Lists & Stage Plots
—Microphone Techniques & Wiring Stages
—Line Check, Sound Check & Mixing
—Running & Working A Real Show
Live Sound Camp for Girls will be held at the Rock & Roll Warehouse, 501 Bitritto Way in Modesto. Early registration discounts and financial assistance are available. Go here for more information and to register.
Another Live Sound Camp for Girls is slated for Nevada City, CA on June 27-July 1. It will offer the same curriculum as the Modesto camp, and will be held at Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St in Nevada City. Again, early registration discounts and financial assistance are available. Go here for more information and to register.
Next up is a Tour Managing/FOH Workshop on June 21, also to be held at the Rock & Roll Warehouse in Modesto. The primary presenter is Jessica Berg, an audio engineer and tour manager who has toured as a TM/FOH engineer for Quadron as well as tour managing Dr. John and Waka Flocka Flame. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A.
“When starting out as a front-of-house or monitor engineer, many tours require you to wear two hats,” explains Karrie Keyes, a veteran mix engineer and co-founder of SoundGirls.Org. “The tour manager and FOH/ME, or production manager and FOH/ME, are the most common dual roles you will find. Being able to handle both roles effectively makes you more valuable, increases your skill set, and allows you to gain the experience needed to tour solely as a sound engineer or tour manager.”
Go here to find out more and to register for the Tour Managing/FOH Workshop.
The next day (June 22), SoundGirls.org is presenting an Introduction to Live Sound Workshop, also at the Rock & Roll Warehouse in Modesto, slated for 6 pm to 9 pm. It’s for girls age 16 and up, and will cover the basics of running sound for a live performance. This workshop is geared for women interested in live sound, beginners, musicians, and promoters. Specific topics include:
—Basic PA Set Up
—Writing & Reading Input Lists & Stage Plots
—Wiring The Stage
—Running Sound Check
Go here for more information and to register for the Introduction to Live Sound Workshop.
The mission of SoundGirls.org is to inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio and music production by creating a supportive community, providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers.