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International Performing Arts Conference - Accepting Creative Presentation Proposals - December 17th - 21st - Styria, Austria

International Performing Arts Conference in Austria is currently accepting creative presentation proposals. International performing arts academics, arts educators, performers, directors, choreographers, arts administrators, producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists are welcome to submit their proposals and share their works with an international audience.

Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts Administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology

International Performing Arts Conference in Austria is currently accepting creative presentation proposals!

International performing arts academics, arts educators, performers, directors, choreographers, arts administrators, producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists are welcome to submit their proposals and share their works with international audience!

Annual International Conference “Theatre between Tradition and Contemporaneity” happening on December 17-21, 2018 in Austria welcomes you!

Our mission is to build bridges between cultures and industries, between tradition and modernity, highlight universal arts tools and approaches by inviting international audience, speakers and presenters from all around the world to share their heritage!

Participants: 

Performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists.

The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.

Submit your proposal, share your work with the world!

Presentation formats:

  • Practical Workshop/Master Class
  • Work in Progress/Work Demonstration
  • Performance Fragment Not Requiring Special Technical Conditions
  • Interactive Talk/Lecture/Discussion
  • Photo/Video Demonstration
  • Exhibition, Installation
  • Research Presentation
  • Other Way of Demonstration Proposed By Speaker/Presenter Can Be Considered

The conference working language is English.

To submit your presentation proposal, please complete two steps below:

1) please send the following information to iugte.projects@gmail.com

  • Brief letter of motivation stating the conference dates and describing the purpose of your application.
  • Presentation title and format: please clearly describe, if this is a practical “practical participatory” workshop or a “sitting” talk, conversation, lecture, etc.
  • Brief presentation overview and plan – about 250 words.
  • Technical requests (for example, CD player, video projector, speakers, flip chart, grand piano, etc.);
    requests to the space (empty room suitable for movement or conversation/lecture style).
  • Detailed CV.
  • Brief biography – about 100 words.
  • Head shot (good quality JPG), several additional photos (optional).

2) please please fill in the online Application Form

Information about the presentation space:

  • The conference venue is the XV century refurbished castle, today the institute of arts.
  • The size of the studio is 90 m².
  • The floor is wooden parquet.
  • The studio can be easily arranged as the space for a practical workshop free from any furniture, perfect for movement,
    or for a discussion/lecture style presentation with tables and chairs.
  • If necessary, total “black-out” can be arranged. The room has antique huge windows which can be covered with wooden blinds.
  • There is Internet connection in the studio – both LAN and WiFi.
  • The space possibility for an exhibition at the territory of the castle can be discussed individually.
  • Additional technical possibilities can be discussed upon request.

Important note for Speakers/Presenters: in preparing your presentation, please consider the following:

  • Practical and interactive formats of presentation are very welcome.
  • The duration of each presentation slot is 60 min (including follow-up questions).
  • If the Presenter would like to book a longer slot in the programme, the conditions can be negotiated individually (subject to availability in the program).
  • Presenter’s and Speakers are welcome to bring their promotional materials, booklets, flyers, cards, DVDs, book samples, etc. to share with participants.
  • Conference participants represent various artistic practices, genres, techniques and styles.
  • Your colleagues will come from different countries of the world, for some of them English is not a native tongue.
  • The conference programme is forming quickly, the number of presentation slots is limited.
  • Individual or group presentations are welcome.

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Courses

Show Technology: MA dot2/GrandMA2: Console User Training - Regular Course Available - Various Locations, Australia

The 1-day 'MA dot2 User Training' & 2-day ‘GrandMA2 User Training’ are starter courses intended for beginners with existing knowledge from MA dot2 & grandMA2 online tutorials on the MA Lighting YouTube channel. These courses aim to make operators familiar with the basic functions of the MA dot2 & grandMA2 lighting control panels, the panels interfaces and the main features of their software and operating philosophies.

About Show Technology:

Show Technology are the leading professional lighting distributors offering lighting solutions for commercial, entertainment and architectural projects across Australia and New Zealand. Our products are used in a diverse range of entertainment and architectural applications such as concerts, theatres, opera, television studios, schools, nightclubs, bridges, public spaces, convention centres, clubs, house of worship and churches, to name a few.

Our trainers are the best in their fields and teach with first-hand knowledge and experience. The topics are presented comprehensively and are illustrated in detail. To provide you with the best tutorial environments, the courses contain real equipment and products. The ratio of students to teachers is limited to make the process as comfortable and effective as possible. The MA Lighting University training that we deliver is industry recognised, and attendees completing these successfully will receive a MA University certificate.

MA Training:

The training programme of the MA University is certified worldwide by MA Lighting, so we can guarantee continuity of knowledge independent of your training location.

The program consists of modular units; the knowledge gained on graduation from the MA dot2 & GrandMA2 user trainings is the premise for all further training. To suit your specific needs the MA training programme has a special focus on Concert Touring/Live Events and Theatre/Musicals/TV/Film.

GrandMA2 User Training:

Duration: (2) Two Days

The ‘GrandMA2 User Training is a starter course intended for beginners with existing knowledge from GrandMA2 online tutorials on the MA Lighting YouTube channel. This 2 day hands-on training course is perfect for technicians and programmers new to MA2 but with some experience on other moving light consoles.

The course is conducted with a maximum of 10 students with no more that 2 people per console. Topics we will cover include:

  • Console Set up
  • Fixture control
  • Using presets
  • Programming cues
  • Working with Effects
  • MA Network
  • Version 3.3 software revision

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided. Each day starts at 10am sharp and end around 4:30pm.

MA dot2 User Training:

Duration: (1) One Day

This one day MA dot2 hands on course is perfect for beginners and operators with some experience on other moving light consoles.

The course will cover the following:

  • Hardware
  • Console Layout and Connections
  • Controlling Fixtures
  • Groups & Presets
  • Storing Cues, Cue Lists, Chases & Effects
  • Backups & Networking
  • Customizing Your Show
  • Editing Your Show
  • Live Operation

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided for the course. The event starts at 10am sharp and ends around 5pm. For more information please email training@showtech.com.au.

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Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2019 (PLS19): October 2019 - Shanghai, China

Prolight + Sound Shanghai is Asia’s leading trade platform for professional audio, lighting, entertainment and event technology. The show is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and INTEX Shanghai, showcasing the latest AV, professional audio and lighting equipment and technologies, conference systems, laser technologies and equipment, LED and LED displays, special effects, stage technologies and truss systems, broadcast equipment, AV integrated systems, as well as parts and accessories. Featuring a range of live demonstrations, seminars and forums, Prolight + Sound Shanghai is your ideal place for business and for exchanging ideas and technologies.

Stepping into its 17th edition, Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2019 (PLSS19) will be held in October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, with a fusion of ground-breaking technologies, exciting networking, leading international exhibitors and competent visitors. More than 30,000 visitors and 650 brands and companies of pro audio, lighting and stage equipment are expected to join. This edition will continue to create an invaluable platform for more business collaborations and forward-thinking ideas to take shape.

Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2017: Facts and figures at a glance

Exhibition space 45,000sqm
No of visitors / countries 29,604 visitors from 81 countries and regions
No of exhibitors 630 brands and companies

Dynamic networking events to mix and mingle with pro audio and lighting peers!

Ground breaking forums, training courses, live demonstrations and exhibitor events will address tomorrow’s entertainment technology covering the cutting-edge professional audio and lighting technology, event and entertainment technology, solutions and various practical applications to industry.

PLSS Academy

Forums and Live Demonstrations

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Courses

Meyers Sound - Training - Portable System Deployment - January 14th - 16th, 2019 - Lima, Peru

This two-day training course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application. Though focused primarily on live sound, the content is suitable for anyone involved in designing and deploying sound systems, whether portable or installed. This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

About Meyers Sound: The Meyers Sound Philosophy:

A Relentless Drive to Quality.

Keeping the design, engineering, and manufacturing at the headquarters in Berkeley, California is the Meyer Sound way to ensure that every paper cone, every circuit board, and every driver is handcrafted to meet our extremely demanding standard.

We continuously analyze production methods and material selection and exercise the exhaustive quality control behind the legendary unit-to-unit consistency and reliability of Meyer Sound products.

No Risk. No Innovation.

A firm believer that every challenge is an opportunity, CEO John Meyer has cultivated a culture of hard work where we are not afraid to go against conventional wisdom.

From pioneering self-powered technology and SIM audio measurement to linear sound systems, Meyers is at the origin of numerous major audio innovations leading to more than 40 patents, a staggering list of industry and engineering awards, and a reputable distinction in advancing the science of audio.

In the End, It’s All about the Results.

Innovation, however, is never the end goal. All Meyers systems are the result of an engineering pursuit that considers all elements from the audio source to how humans hear.

With Meyer Sound, audio practitioners also benefit from a full package of system design and validation tools, training, and support, all of which are provided to make exceptional listening experiences easier to achieve.

Portable System Deployment: Training

This course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application.

Attendees acquire a working knowledge of the entire process, from initial system design to final verification, and everything in between. All topics are demonstrated in practice using Meyer Sound solutions, including loudspeakers, rigging hardware, the MAPP XT System Design Tool, Galileo GALAXY Network Platform, Compass Control Software, RMServer Remote Monitoring System, MDM Power and Signal Distribution Module, and SIM 3 Audio Analyzer.

Whether you are an aspiring student, or a seasoned professional with decades of touring experience, equip yourself with the tools and techniques to take your ideal sound system from concept to reality.

This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

Language of Instruction: English

Change the Way You Think About Sound

A Legacy of Learning

Meyer Sound enjoys a long history of educating the professional audio community, dating back to the early development of the original SIM Seminar. Comprehensive and science-based, our training program delivers content tailored to all disciplines and experience levels. Whether you are an aspiring student, a touring sound veteran, a skilled system integrator, or an audio consultant with multiple advanced degrees, we present tools and techniques to help you attain the best possible performance from your sound system.

Experts in the Field

Our instructors draw from a deep well of knowledge, built on decades of experience as system designers, technicians, and FOH engineers. Their extensive work in the field, across many industry sectors, affords them a unique ability to explain intricate concepts in comprehensible terms, all while maintaining a fun, engaging learning environment.

The Modular Edge

Meyer Sound approaches training with the same eye toward innovation that defines our products. Never static, our program continues to evolve with groundbreaking content and instructional techniques. In that spirit, we introduce our new modular course format, promising the utmost topical precision, scalability, and application. With this step forward, we strike an essential balance between theory and practice to situate concepts firmly in the technology, and by extension, the real world.

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Basic Console Training - February 25th - Holzkirchen, Germany

This free programing introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

About ETC – High End:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – High End – Training Centers & Online Videos:

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. Please use the links below to navigate further.

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

Free, online videos developed by our Support and Training Department. Topics covered in our videos include Wholehog, DL.3 and DL.2.

HOG Family Training: Basic

This programming introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Course content is regularly updated as the software continues to add functionality.

This fast-paced course requires a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

  • Console layout
  • Patching
  • Show file organisation
  • Programming
  • Timing

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises in Holzkirchen, Germany.

Classes run from 10:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: only 8 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The course is free to attend.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this session.

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MA University: Online Courses - GrandMA Console Training - Year Round

Ready to take your design to the next level? Learn to program with a grandMA lighting console with MA Lighting University.

As our industry is constantly progressing, we at MA Lighting believe that solid knowledge and constant learning are not only needed – they are essential. While shows are getting more and more complex these days, there is a constant need to always stay up to date. Software and features evolve. There is always something to learn and areas to improve.

The MA University

The MA University aims to enable lifelong learning opportunities, constant improvement and creates a platform for staying up to date by providing comprehensive training programs and delivering global MA knowledge to the highest quality standards.

This is particularly important when it comes to MA console training, however it is equally relevant when setting up a network utilizing MA hardware solutions.

The training program of the MA University is certified worldwide by MA Lighting and aims to guarantee a consistency of knowledge independent of the training concept and location.

GrandMA Console Online Training

If you are new the grandMA lighting console and want to get started with the basics, grandMA offers a collection of instructional YouTube videos to demonstrate the basics of grandMA programming:

Another source of education is from MA Lighting.

MA provides a number of courses and access to training at their MA University. The focus can be on concerts, touring and live events OR theatre, musicals, television and film.

MA Lighting has this to say about their courses:

By providing comprehensive training programs, MA Lighting aims to offer its customers the best possible qualifications. This is particularly important when it comes to grandMA2 console and dot2 training; however, it is equally relevant when using an MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) or setting up a network via MA-Net2/MA-Net utilising the corresponding MA hardware solutions.

Our trainers are the best in their fields and teach with first-hand knowledge and experience. The topics are presented comprehensively and are illustrated in detail. To provide you with the best tutorial environments, the courses contain real equipment and products. The ratio of students to teachers is limited to make the process as comfortable and effective as possible. Trainings within the MA Lighting University are industry recognised, and attendees completing these successfully will receive a certificate.

Two strong elements form the basis of the MA University concept, aimed to deliver the best learning experience for you. Both elements of the MA University training concept – E-learning and hands-on training – offer multiple advantages. In combination, they guarantee the best possible learning experience and a sophisticated understanding of MA’s products and philosophies for you.

Don’t have access to a grandMA console? No problem. MA provide a PC version of the grandMA software which has all the functionality of the real thing.

Finally, learn from the best. Find a lighting programmer who uses a grandMA system, and request that they let you tag along on their next gig, or at least ask for a quick tutorial in a live situation.

Get programming!

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Courses

Cue2cue: Training In Stage Management - Regular Courses - London, U.K.

Cue2cue training covers step by step instruction and guidance of show calling and stage management for the event industry. Sessions are tailor-made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exercises and Q & A sessions. The masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

Cue2Cue Training:

CUE2CUE training covers step by step instruction and guidance of showcalling and stage management for the event industry. sessions are tailor made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exerices and Q & A sessions. Masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

 SHOW CALLING:

  • Why a show caller?
  • The basics of (show) calling.
  • Understanding the process from pre-production and technical rehearsals through to the show.
  • Compiling the prompt book/ show flow.
  • How to call a show from the show flow document for one day events and calling when there is no script or show flow.
  • Calling to music and timecode and understanding fully the role of timecode.
  • Differences between calling for theatre & events.
  • Practical exercises in show calling.
  • Contingency planning.

STAGE MANAGEMENT:

  • The Basics – Stage directions & technical terms.
  • What is the structure of the SM team and the role of the Production Stage Manager.
  • Exploring the differences between stage management for theatre & events.
  • Corporate Events – How to effectively stage manage conferences and corporate events including speaker & presenter management.
  • Live Events – How to staff, manage and lead a team on an event.
  • Scheduling – How to schedule cast and technical rehearsals – what takes priority?
  • Contingencies – How to react and deal with technical problems and show stops.

MASTERCLASS:

Masterclass offers a unique opportunity to learn more about a discipline or show in a masterclass/ lecture environment.  Each session runs between 2 & 3 hours. Current masterclasses include:

  • Olympic Ceremonies – this masterclass explores the process of putting on a ceremony from auditions through to technical rehearsals and to show, including rarely seen photos and videos. Ceremonies discussed include London 2012 & Baku 2015.
  • Show Calling – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.
  • Stage Management – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.

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Live Event

LDI SHOW 2019: Las Vegas Convention Center - November 18th - 24th, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Live Design International (LDI) hosts over 14,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship, as well as a wide range of international live and broadcast venues.

LDI SHOW 2019: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded in 1988, Live Design International (LDI) connects design, technology, and production to the live audience experience.

As the leading conference and tradeshow for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts over 14,000 members of the production community, working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues – festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship.

You are part of a community that comes from more than 80 countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh your knowledge, and replenish your creativity. We invite you to talk with our exhibitors, even though there are almost 400 of them! This is your opportunity to get in-depth discussions and live demos for the cutting-edge gear debuted exclusively to LDI attendees.

Exhibition Hall:

The LDI Exhibit Hall provides you with the best networking opportunity in the industry. Experience the latest gear including lighting, projection/video, audio, special effects, staging/trussing/rigging, automation/software, and soft goods (screens, drapery, projection surfaces), from more than 350 companies’ exhibits, with live demos and face-to-face discussions about the cutting-edge gear they debut exclusively to LDI attendees. This year we’ve been working closely with the audio community to develop content which will excite, educate, and inspire, as well as attracting new exhibitors to showcase the latest technology on the market in our new LDI Amplify Audio pavilion.

Special Event:

Be part of the excitement at LDI2019 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. These events are FREE to all LDI2019 Badge Holders

•New Technology Breakfast
•LDI 2019 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
•#LDI2019 #BoothCrawl and Scavenger Hunt: LDI Exhibit Hall Floor
•LDI Industry Party
•Recepción Latinoamericana
•LDI Portfolio and Website Review: Lighting and Projection
•Lumen Brothers Live @LDI: Light Talk

Training:

Join us for the industry’s best professional training: site-specific, case studies, hands-on technology training, behind-the-scenes tours, and panel discussions. You can select from over 100 sessions from our comprehensive professional training programs.

  • Put your mind to work and think outside of the box! Hands-on training, small classes, personalized learning, half-day, full-day, and two-day options—all in the 2019 LDInstitute™  – lighting consoles, software, media servers, laser training, rigging and electrics…
  • Step up to the challenge of the LDIntensives™—a unique mix of topics from Ethernet and technical direction, project management to projection mapping. Serious stuff for the serious-minded industry professional!
  • Immerse yourself in the LDInnovation Conference™, Three days of essential sessions on the issues at the heart of our industry, with the latest production tips and techniques, lighting applications, lighting console programming, and projection practices.

Exhibiting: Why Exhibit?

Live Design International (LDI) hosts over 14,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship, as well as a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from more than 85 countries come to LDI to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 companies exhibit, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about the cutting-edge gear they debut exclusively to LDI attendees.

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Women's Audio Mission: Audio Training & Information - Online - Regular Classes

Women’s Audio Mission uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment – the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women – to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION:

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

WAM’s accomplishments include:

500+ women have been placed in paid positions with Google, Pixar, SFJazz, NPR, Dolby Laboratories, KQED, recording Mary J. Blige & Hillary Clinton for Apple, Comedy Central, Tracy Chapman, Animal Planet, Electronic Arts, etc

The White House Office of Social Innovation visited WAM to learn about WAM’s revolutionary methods of educating young women and girls.

WAM was recently featured on the SF Chronicle: wam.rocks/SFChron2016; KQED: wam.rocks/KQED2016; and NBC News: http://wam.rocks/wamNBCnews

WAM was named “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

2,000+ classes given to 12,000 women/girls over 15 years

WAM’s recording studio is the only professional recording studio in the world built and run entirely by women.

WAM has produced and recorded albums for over 150 artists from 21 countries, including GRAMMY-winners Kronos Quartet, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie for NPR, Angélique Kidjo (2014 GRAMMY Winner), Oscar-nominated film, “Dirty Wars”, tUnE-yArDs, Clarence Jones (Martin Luther King’s Speechwriter), award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq, and St. Lawrence String Quartet, providing work experience for 215+ women.

WAM was awarded Google RISE Awards in 2015 and 2016 for our integration of computer science into our curriculum.

Get Involved:

•Become A Member or Ally
Be the first to know about special members only and VIP events, get free magazine subscriptions and passes to conferences as well as discounts on audio gear and text books.

Student or Professional Member Levels are for anyone who is woman-identified (transgender or cisgender), non-binary or gender non-conforming.

The Ally Level is for men or other identified persons that want to show their ongoing support of WAM’s programs and initiatives.

• Training

• Events

• Job Postings

• And More…

For more information on Woman’s Audio Mission (WAM): Click Here

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Avid Education: Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) - February 11th & 12th, Traverse City, MI, U.S.A.

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

OVERVIEW

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Students also learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.

Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for both new and experienced users seeking to build a solid foundational understanding of the software.

PREREQUISITES

  • No experience with Avid software is required
  • A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems
  • Basic audio recording and DAW knowledge, such as a familiarity with microphones, understanding of basic audio and MIDI recording techniques, knowledge of basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning), and familiarity with digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings
  • Accomplish common audio production tasks
  • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track document
  • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment
  • Analyze and interpret session file structures
  • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set

LENGTH

Suggested length: 16 hours

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Urban Dance Teacher Academy

Looking to expand your capacities as an Urban Dancer into becoming a teacher? Berlin-based Steeve Austin and his team run courses on this transition from dancer to teacher.

Steeve Austin started his career as a dancer for shows and promo-tours. Mostly gigs for Nike or L.A.gear, Adidas and more…

Autodidact till the age of 17, he moved on to get some quite important roles in musicals.

Very soon something deep inside pushed him towards passing on what he had learned to others. Teaching would grow out to become one of his life’s passion. This would give him the opportunity to travel the world.

Steeve is now known for his endless creativity and playfulness. He won dozens of titles in competitions, including a world champion title,  both as a dancer and as a coach. His recent projects include choreographing for hit tv shows, teaching workshops, organizing events, training dance teachers and running successful Youtube channels.

He has also launched a unique coaching program for dance professionals on his online platform “Raised By The Beat

Steeve is a member of the National Teachers Association of the USA, the International Association of Life Coaches and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Check out his site!

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Woman's Audio Mission: SoundChannel - Audio Training - Online - Year Round

SoundChannel brings the award winning, college-tested curriculum of Women’s Audio Mission to a worldwide audience using new online delivery methods. SoundChannel not only teaches you the right way to do all things audio but also teaches you why, by delving into the math and science that govern sound and the gear used in professional audio and recording.

Are you an aspiring music producer, recording engineer, live sound engineer or sound designer?

Get a jump-start on your career with essential training at SoundChannel!

SoundChannel is a project of Women’s Audio Mission (WAM). WAM is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

SoundChannel brings the award winning, college-tested curriculum of Women’s Audio Mission to a worldwide audience using new online delivery methods. SoundChannel’s online courses have re-invented the textbook, creating an entirely different learning experience: study at your own pace, see equipment up close and personal, interact and test yourself, access DIY projects and the best reading lists to brush up on the math and science necessary for a complete understanding of the field of professional audio and recording. SoundChannel not only teaches you the right way to do all things audio but also teaches you why, by delving into the math and science that govern sound and the gear used in professional audio and recording.

SoundChannel Training Library features:

•Animated, interactive e-textbooks that include audio examples, video demonstrations, DIY projects and quizzes so you can test your own progress.

•College-level content created by award-winning college professors and seasoned industry professionals. Used by colleges across the country.

•Resource library that delves deep into the science and electronics of sound and audio gear.

•Self-paced, unlimited access online 24/7.

•Affordable.

Whether you’re brushing up on recording techniques, or learning the fundamentals, there’s something here for you.

Over 6,000 students from 93 countries have been trained at SoundChannel.

SoundChannel is unlike any other available training material because it is:

1. Created and tested in a rigorous college environment by a tenured professor and 25 year audio professional.

2. Based on the science behind music production. Most music production training is weak in theory because it has been created without a solid foundation in science. It makes the content harder to understand because it seems like “magic”. SoundChannel’s materials were developed by an electrical engineer, who is an expert at making the science interesting and understandable.

3. Using current music industry references. The author was a former major-label recording artist and is an active record producer that works with artists whose music is on commercial radio stations, in Hollywood films and on television.

4. Gender and racially balanced. SoundChannel’s materials visually tie the trainings to producers, artists, educators from diverse backgrounds so that students see themselves represented in the field. There is no other training like it.

5. Revolutionary in its delivery method – full of interactive quizzes, tests and branches to other levels of difficulty or other areas of interest.

6. Full of up-close demonstrations from various viewing angles in real, world-class recording environments.

This project was made possible by funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Grants, and ZeroDivide.

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A subscription gives you full, unlimited access to the entire SoundChannel Library. The materials are typically used by 1-2 semester course so keep that in mind when you choose a plan. You save more when you sign up for a longer plan. It’s the perfect companion for your studies.

School/Non-Profit Group Discounts:

Group discounts are available for schools and non-profits for groups as small as five. Depending on the size of the class, group pricing can be as low as $20/student per semester.

About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION (WAM):

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

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Avid Education: Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) - January 2nd - 4th, Clifton, N.J., U.S.A.

The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) course expands upon the basic principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course and introduces the core concepts and techniques students need to competently operate a Pro Tools system running mid-sized sessions.

OVERVIEW

The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) course expands upon the basic principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course and introduces the core concepts and techniques students need to competently operate a Pro Tools system running mid-sized sessions.

Students learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes and improve the results of their recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises provide experience setting up sessions, importing media, working with digital video, spotting sound effects, using loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques, working with virtual instruments, warping with Elastic Audio, applying Real-Time Properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation, and using submixes and track groups to simplify a final mix.

Together with the first course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101), this course provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for:

  • Musicians
  • Audio Engineers
  • Sound Editors for Film or Television

PREREQUISITES

  • Completion of the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to create sessions, select appropriate session parameters, record audio and MIDI, use Edit modes and tools effectively, set Grid and Nudge values, create and recall memory locations, navigate tracks and media, create Edit selections using a variety of common techniques, use plugins for signal processing and virtual instruments, create a basic mix, and use basic automation techniques

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings
  • Select appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog
  • Set up and modify input/output (I/O) settings
  • Assess and integrate virtual instruments and specialized plugins for specific music and
  • Utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession
  • Analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options
  • Utilize Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes
  • Apply clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks
  • Incorporate automated mixing techniques into a Pro Tools workflow for selective during a session post-production tasks automation
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam

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Feature Your Professional Development Opportunity On EVOLUTION.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

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Mentorly: Writing & Publishing Mentorships - Online - All Year Round

Writing is a often a long, solo journey, but it doesn’t have to be! Connect with our wonderful mentors who have all been in your shoes and who have published dozens of articles, stories and novels between them. Whether you need feedback on your manuscript or advice on how to publish your work, they have the answers you’re looking for. Our notable mentors include Allie Larkin, Farzana Doctor, Meags Fitzgerald, Jackie Viramontez, Guillaume Morissette and Greg Santos, to name just few.

Writing is a often a long, solo journey, but it doesn’t have to be! Connect with our wonderful mentors who have all been in your shoes and who have published dozens of articles, stories and novels between them. Whether you need feedback on your manuscript or advice on how to publish your work, they have the answers you’re looking for. Our notable mentors include Allie Larkin, Farzana Doctor, Meags Fitzgerald, Jackie Viramontez, Guillaume Morissette and Greg Santos, to name just few.

Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists from around the world.

ABOUT MENTORLY:

Mentorly is the very loved brainchild of professional Dancer, Ashley Werhun and Filmmaker, Katherine Macnaughton. As working artists, both experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts. After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: to provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

“Our mission is to empower artists by fostering learning through creative exchanges and to giving back to the community through our InKind Fund.”

Every joining member helps to build a stronger community of artists that welcomes all levels, backgrounds, and creative disciplines. Welcome to the family!

Want to help us build the arts community and the next generation of great artists? We want to partner with you!

Learn More by Clicking Here!

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Actors Fund: Guidance & Grant Program - Career Transition For Dancers - Online - Year Round

The Actors’ Fund program enables dancers to define their career possibilities while developing the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines in order to thrive during all phases of their careers. Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines outside of dance.

The Actors’ Fund program enables dancers to define their career possibilities while developing the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines in order to thrive during all phases of their careers.

Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines outside of dance.

Core program services include:

•Career Counseling and Guidance Program
•Scholarship and Grant Program

Dancers are also eligible to receive individual and group counseling services, referrals for healthcare and health insurance and, where eligible, access to emergency financial assistance.

ELIGIBILITY:

For dancers interested in career counseling and guidance:

•An active dancer must currently be working professionally (or withing the last 12 months) in the performing arts and/or entertainment industry
OR
•Currently be enrolled in a competitive dance/training/education program and intend to derive income as a professional dancer
OR
•Former dancers must have a minimum of seven years paid employment in the performing arts and/or entertainment industry with five years of earnings of at least $5,000 a year,
OR
•Dancers over 65 must be able to document that his/her primary life earnings were derived from the entertainment industry

For dancers interested in a scholarship or grant:

•A professional dance career of 7 or more years (years need not be consecutive or current) within the past 20 years;

•100 weeks or more of paid dance employment in the United States (US citizens with global dance experience inclusive);

•Total gross earnings of a minimum of $56,000 (arrived at by combining the annual gross income of the 7 highest earning years within the past 20 years);

•Document a financial need;

•Consultation with a Career Counselor, either in person or by telephone (depending on proximity to one of our offices);

FOR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT:

We provide assistance nationally. For more information and an application, please contact our regional office closest to you.

New York City
Patch Schwadron, Senior Career Counselor
917.281.5992
pschwadron@actorsfund.org

Chicago
Maryellen Langhout, Career Counselor
312.414.0500
mlanghout@actorsfund.org

Los Angeles
Sophia Kozak, Career Counselor
323.330.2472
skozak@actorsfund.org

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Mentorly: Visual Art Mentorships - Online - All Year Round

Mentorly mentor and acclaimed visual artist Olivia Knapp wishes she too have had access to a resource that could connect her with artists working in her desired field before spending substantial amounts on art school tuition that didn’t directly yield her career. That’s why she’s so keen on giving back through Mentorly, alongside our many other brilliant visual artists, Jason Cantoro, Dave Todaro, MissPixels and Lisa McLinden. Let them guide you on finding your own aesthetic and technique and getting your work known!

Mentorly mentor and acclaimed visual artist Olivia Knapp wishes she too have had access to a resource that could connect her with artists working in her desired field before spending substantial amounts on art school tuition that didn’t directly yield her career. That’s why she’s so keen on giving back through Mentorly, alongside our many other brilliant visual artists, Jason Cantoro, Dave Todaro, MissPixels and Lisa McLinden. Let them guide you on finding your own aesthetic and technique and getting your work known!

Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists from around the world.

ABOUT MENTORLY:

Mentorly is the very loved brainchild of professional Dancer, Ashley Werhun and Filmmaker, Katherine Macnaughton. As working artists, both experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts. After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: to provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

“Our mission is to empower artists by fostering learning through creative exchanges and to giving back to the community through our InKind Fund.”

Every joining member helps to build a stronger community of artists that welcomes all levels, backgrounds, and creative disciplines. Welcome to the family!

Want to help us build the arts community and the next generation of great artists? We want to partner with you!

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Mentorly: Design & Arts x Business Mentorship - Online - All Year Round

Are you hitting a wall with monetizing your passion? We have just the right mentors to give you bridge the gap between making art and selling it. Gain knowledge from Art Director, artist and curator Caterina Rizzi who is also the Co-Founder of the wildly successful and fast-growing startup Breather. This highly-regarded mentor and entrepreneur will help you turn your exceptional talent into a vibrant business. Don’t wait to book, your career depends on it!

Are you hitting a wall with monetizing your passion? We have just the right mentors to give you bridge the gap between making art and selling it. Gain knowledge from Art Director, artist and curator Caterina Rizzi who is also the Co-Founder of the wildly successful and fast-growing startup Breather. This highly-regarded mentor and entrepreneur will help you turn your exceptional talent into a vibrant business. Don’t wait to book, your career depends on it!

Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists from around the world.

ABOUT MENTORLY:

Mentorly is the very loved brainchild of professional Dancer, Ashley Werhun and Filmmaker, Katherine Macnaughton. As working artists, both experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts. After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: to provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

“Our mission is to empower artists by fostering learning through creative exchanges and to giving back to the community through our InKind Fund.”

Every joining member helps to build a stronger community of artists that welcomes all levels, backgrounds, and creative disciplines. Welcome to the family!

Want to help us build the arts community and the next generation of great artists? We want to partner with you!

Learn More by Clicking Here!

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Active Shooter: How To Respond In Your Venue

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

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Your Direct Link To Design Mentorship

Mentorly has wonderful mentors in Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting and Stage Design, who are all eager to connect with you!

The world of fashion is forever changing and Andrea Lauer is on the leading edge of it. As a fashion technologist, she lectures at MIT and New York University where you can learn about sensors, electronics, and material science or how to break into the industry of technological wearables and how they weave into everyday lives. Andrea’s built artistic companies and collectives and has designed for Broadway and Theater. As a Chief Creative Officer, you’re in the most capable of hands. Fashion not your thing? Mentorly has wonderful mentors in Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting and Stage Design, who are all eager to connect with you!

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Your Direct Link To Music Mentorship

Looking to start a career in music? Take advantage of a rare opportunity to be coached by our acclaimed music mentors...

Looking to start a career in music? Take advantage of a rare opportunity to be coached by our acclaimed music  mentors Andrew Wan, Ross Snyder, Paul Cargnello and Caracol, to name a few. Whether in classical or experimental electronic, these mentors thoroughly understand the industry and could be your secret edge to getting your next big break!

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Your Direct Link to Film & Video Mentorship

Gain insight into the nuts of bolts of producing and directing a film, music video, and corporate video and learn how to get your work onto the silver screen at festivals!

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Jacob Patrick, Derek Branscombe and Pawel Pogorzelski all have two things in common: they are successful filmmakers, each with a distinctive style and approach to filmmaking, and they are eager to help you navigate your film career! Gain insight into the nuts of bolts of producing and directing a film, music video, and corporate video and learn how to get your work onto the silver screen at festivals!

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Let’s be clear right upfront: Facebook marketing is not the same thing as Facebook advertising. Yes, your Facebook marketing strategy can include advertising (more on that below), but since Facebook is, after all, a social network, your strategy...

Let’s be clear right upfront: Facebook marketing is not the same thing as Facebook advertising. Yes, your Facebook marketing strategy can include advertising (more on that below), but since Facebook is, after all, a social network, your strategy should also include efforts to build lasting relationships and ongoing engagement through valuable content that’s not about making the sale.

How to create a Facebook marketing plan in 7 steps

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Arts X Business with Mentorly

If you’re looking to build a company from the ground up, fundraise like a pro, produce a show or a festival, and make your employees think more creatively, find the guidance you need by connecting with renowned artist...

If you’re looking to build a company from the ground up, fundraise like a pro, produce a show or a festival, and make your employees think more creatively, find the guidance you need by connecting with renowned artist and social entrepreneur, John Michael Schert! John Michael has gone from Professional Dancer to Executive Director and Producer of companies like Trey McIntyre Project and the Treefort Music Fest. He has graced the pages of the New York Times for his innovative work and regularly lectures at the Chicago Booth School of Business and Google.

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