LIVE SOUND & EVENT PRODUCTION2018-11-07T00:39:55+00:00

OPPORTUNITIES IN LIVE SOUND & EVENT PRODUCTION

POSSIBLE CAREERS
IN MUSIC

• Front of House Mixer
• Monitor Mixer
• Backline Support
• System Designer
• System Installer
• System Technician
• House Manager
• Road Manager

IN THEATRE, ON CRUISE SHIPS AND AT RESORTS

• Cruise Ship Audio Technician
• Hotel/Resort AV Technician
• Corporate Communications and Training
• Theatre Sound Designer

WHO ARE SOME OF OUR GRADS WORKING IN LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING?
Dave Alderdice 1991-1992, FOH Mixer, System Technician, Monitor Engineer. Nathan Bond 2002-2003, FOH Engineer, Serena Ryder. Owen Brooker 2000-200, 1Engineer, FOH Mixer. Adrian Gonzalez 2004-2005, FOH Mixer, Walk off the Earth, Alessia Cara. Doug McKendrick 1999-2000, Production Manager, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall. Chris Mathany 1995-1996, Audio Technician, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto ON. Caitlynn Legris 2011-2012, The Arden Theatre, St. Albert AB. David Mitchell 2000-2001, Stage Alliance FOH, A1/A2. Matt Duncan 1998-1999, Rose Theatre Brampton.
Matthew Kaitila 2005-2006, Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY – Audio Technician. Eric Chorostecki 2006-2007, The Mod Club Concert Hall, Head Tech, Mixer. Jay Perry 1991-1993, Owner, Audio Technician, Points East Audio Visual, Charlottetown PEI. Michael Walsh 1991-1992, Stratford Festival, Stratford ON. Adam Bell 2006-2007, Horseshoe Tavern Mixer, Toronto. Humberto Lourenco 2011-2012, PA Shop, Audio Tech. Xiuh Sanabria 2012-2013, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Lounge Tech. Zachary Robinson 2013-2014, Palmer Audio – Audio Tech. Philip Banks 2005-2006, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary AB. Ana Teodora Popa 2009-2010, Teatrul National “Vasile Alecsandri” Iasi, Romania.

POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS
Solotech – Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears.

Clair Brothers – Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, Elton John, Florence + The Machine, Guns ‘N Roses, Jack White, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z & Kanye West, The Weeknd, Willie Nelson.

Westbury National Show Systems – Hillside Festival, Pan Am Games, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Luminato, Toronto Maple Leafs, CN Tower, Bryan Adams, Death From Above 1979.

The PA Shop – Billy Talent, Big Wreck, Hedley, Keith Urban, The Tenors, The Trews, Jerry Seinfeld, Ottawa Bluesfest, Rock The Park, Sunfest.

Sherwood Systems – Metric, Sam Roberts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Big Sugar, Shad, Alan Doyle, Tokyo Police Club.

Massey Hall [Toronto ON] – Massey Hall has featured appearances throughout its history from Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Winston Churchill, George Gershwin, Glenn Gould, the Dalai Lama, Gordon Lightfoot, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Oscar Peterson.

Roy Thompson Hall [Toronto ON] – Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts [Toronto ON] – Home of the Canadian Opera Company.

Stratford Festival [Stratford ON] – World famous Shakespearian Theatre. Barclays Center [Brooyklyn NY] – Home of the MTV Video Music Awards, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders.

Air Canada Centre [Toronto ON] – Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.

Horseshoe Tavern [Toronto ON] – Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Rolling Stones, Stompin ‘ Tom, plus Matt Mays, The Sadies, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Constantines, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab For Cutie, The National and The Decemberists have all played here.

The Mod Club Concert Hall [Toronto ON] – Amy Winehouse, Billy Talent, Metric, Sloan, Randy Bachman, Dan Mangan, Jimmy Eat World.

PSAV – Top hotels nationwide, resorts such as Banff and Whistler.

Palmer Audio – High End corporate events, Mystery Mansions, Molson Canadian Beer fridge, private concerts (such as Tragically Hip).

LIVE PRODUCTIONS OUR GRADS HAVE WORKED ON
• Keith Urban
• Joe Satriani
• Blue Rodeo
• The Guess Who

• Alex Cuba
• The Trews
• The Who’s Tommy
• Diana Ross

• Alice in Chains
• Backstreet Boys
• Gladys Knight
• Rival Sons

• Cirque du Soleil
• Tegan and Sara
• Finger Eleven
• Radiohead

• BB King
• The Lion King Musical
• Rock of Ages Musical
• MMVAs

• MTV
• VMAs
• Serena Ryder
• Dean Brody

• Rich Aucoin
• Kanye West
• Big Sugar
• Billy Talent

• Queens of the Stone Age
• Lady Antebellum
• Sam Roberts
• Three Days Grace

• Arkells
• Walk off the Earth
• Our Lady Peace
• Keisza

OPPORTUNITIES IN LIVE SOUND & EVENT PRODUCTION

POSSIBLE CAREERS
IN MUSIC

• Front of House Mixer
• Monitor Mixer
• Backline Support
• System Designer
• System Installer
• System Technician
• House Manager
• Road Manager

IN THEATRE, ON CRUISE SHIPS AND AT RESORTS

• Cruise Ship Audio Technician
• Hotel/Resort AV Technician
• Corporate Communications and Training
• Theatre Sound Designer

WHO ARE SOME OF OUR GRADS WORKING IN LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING?
Dave Alderdice 1991-1992, FOH Mixer, System Technician, Monitor Engineer. Nathan Bond 2002-2003, FOH Engineer, Serena Ryder. Owen Brooker 2000-200, 1Engineer, FOH Mixer. Adrian Gonzalez 2004-2005, FOH Mixer, Walk off the Earth, Alessia Cara. Doug McKendrick 1999-2000, Production Manager, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall. Chris Mathany 1995-1996, Audio Technician, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto ON. Caitlynn Legris 2011-2012, The Arden Theatre, St. Albert AB. David Mitchell 2000-2001, Stage Alliance FOH, A1/A2. Matt Duncan 1998-1999, Rose Theatre Brampton.
Matthew Kaitila 2005-2006, Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY – Audio Technician. Eric Chorostecki 2006-2007, The Mod Club Concert Hall, Head Tech, Mixer. Jay Perry 1991-1993, Owner, Audio Technician, Points East Audio Visual, Charlottetown PEI. Michael Walsh 1991-1992, Stratford Festival, Stratford ON. Adam Bell 2006-2007, Horseshoe Tavern Mixer, Toronto. Humberto Lourenco 2011-2012, PA Shop, Audio Tech. Xiuh Sanabria 2012-2013, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Lounge Tech. Zachary Robinson 2013-2014, Palmer Audio – Audio Tech. Philip Banks 2005-2006, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary AB. Ana Teodora Popa 2009-2010, Teatrul National “Vasile Alecsandri” Iasi, Romania.

POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS
Solotech – Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears.

Clair Brothers – Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, Elton John, Florence + The Machine, Guns ‘N Roses, Jack White, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z & Kanye West, The Weeknd, Willie Nelson.

Westbury National Show Systems – Hillside Festival, Pan Am Games, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Luminato, Toronto Maple Leafs, CN Tower, Bryan Adams, Death From Above 1979.

The PA Shop – Billy Talent, Big Wreck, Hedley, Keith Urban, The Tenors, The Trews, Jerry Seinfeld, Ottawa Bluesfest, Rock The Park, Sunfest.

Sherwood Systems – Metric, Sam Roberts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Big Sugar, Shad, Alan Doyle, Tokyo Police Club.

Massey Hall [Toronto ON] – Massey Hall has featured appearances throughout its history from Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Winston Churchill, George Gershwin, Glenn Gould, the Dalai Lama, Gordon Lightfoot, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Oscar Peterson.

Roy Thompson Hall [Toronto ON] – Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts [Toronto ON] – Home of the Canadian Opera Company.

Stratford Festival [Stratford ON] – World famous Shakespearian Theatre. Barclays Center [Brooyklyn NY] – Home of the MTV Video Music Awards, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders.

Air Canada Centre [Toronto ON] – Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.

Horseshoe Tavern [Toronto ON] – Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Rolling Stones, Stompin ‘ Tom, plus Matt Mays, The Sadies, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Constantines, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab For Cutie, The National and The Decemberists have all played here.

The Mod Club Concert Hall [Toronto ON] – Amy Winehouse, Billy Talent, Metric, Sloan, Randy Bachman, Dan Mangan, Jimmy Eat World.

PSAV – Top hotels nationwide, resorts such as Banff and Whistler.

Palmer Audio – High End corporate events, Mystery Mansions, Molson Canadian Beer fridge, private concerts (such as Tragically Hip).

LIVE PRODUCTIONS OUR GRADS HAVE WORKED ON
• Keith Urban
• Joe Satriani
• Blue Rodeo
• The Guess Who

• Alex Cuba
• The Trews
• The Who’s Tommy
• Diana Ross

• Alice in Chains
• Backstreet Boys
• Gladys Knight
• Rival Sons

• Cirque du Soleil
• Tegan and Sara
• Finger Eleven
• Radiohead

• BB King
• The Lion King Musical
• Rock of Ages Musical
• MMVAs

• MTV
• VMAs
• Serena Ryder
• Dean Brody

• Rich Aucoin
• Kanye West
• Big Sugar
• Billy Talent

• Queens of the Stone Age
• Lady Antebellum
• Sam Roberts
• Three Days Grace

• Arkells
• Walk off the Earth
• Our Lady Peace
• Keisza

GRAD CAREER SPOTLIGHTS
From world tours, to theatres and concert halls, to cruise ships and hotels, the world of live sound is a fast paced, technologically advanced and rewarding career path full of OIART Grads.

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JOHN HUNTER (’99)
After graduating from OIART in 1999, John started his career as an audio-visual technician in Toronto’s SkyDome Hotel. He went on to freelance at various venues such as the Royal York Hotel, the King Edward Hotel and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In the summer of 2003, John took part in the grand opening of the Distillery District as a front-of-house mixer for many of Toronto’s top jazz, Latin and R&B performers.

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MARIAN GREKSA (’05)
Marian has consistently found a niche for herself in the audio industry since graduation. She has worked as an assistant engineer at The Farm Recording Studios and Hipposonic/Mushroom in Vancouver. She has circled the globe as an audio technician with Princess Cruises. She currently works for several different audio visual, production and lighting companies in Vancouver as a freelance sound, lighting and ground rigging technician.

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HUMBERTO LOURENCO (’12)
Humberto came to our music and audio production course with extensive touring experience as a drum tech. With his new audio production skills gained at OIART, Humberto quickly found work as a live sound Mix engineer and System Technician at The PA Shop in London. He works with top acts constantly, and has mixed front of house or monitors for Buffy Sainte Marie, Classified, David Wilcox, Jerry Seinfeld, London Orchestra, Steven Page (BNL) and Tim Hicks amongst others. He has also acted as system tech for the Barenaked Ladies, Big Wreck, Billy Talent, Headstones, Keith Urban, Sammy Hagar, Serena Ryder, Rise Against, Rival Sons, Toto, The Trews plus “many other bands and their great engineers.”

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