OIART graduate Doug McKendrick ('00) is Technical Director at Toronto's legendary Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall. These prestigious venues present programming ranging from emerging artists to the biggest names in the arts and entertainment - from classical and jazz to world music, rock and comedy.
Massey Hall is notable as the site of Neil Young's iconic 1971 live concert recording, Rush's "All The World's A Stage" live album, and the Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie concert recorded as "Jazz at Massey Hall" in May 1953, considered by some to be the "finest jazz concert ever." Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and it acts as a premier venue for the gala screenings of the Toronto International Film Festival, and other corporate events.
Prior to taking on the position of Technical Director for these venues Doug was a longtime live sound engineer, hitting the road and touring the world with acts such as Tegan and Sara, BB King, Stompin Tom, Jack Johnson and more. Doug also finds time in his busy schedule to guest lecture at OIART.
While on tour with Tegan & Sara in 2010, Doug told Mix Magazine about his live sound setup and mixing process. Here he is pictured on that tour with the AVID Venue Front of House Console: