Musicians Institute’s (Hollywood) new Live Sound Production Program will begin with this year’s summer quarter. Students working toward a certificate in Audio Engineering (Live Sound Production) will have a curriculum that combines two quarters of training in audio recording and production, with an additional quarter of hands-on study in all aspects of audio production for live events—from clubs to large concerts.
The MI Concert Hall features a Digidesign ICON.
Courses cover such areas as sound reinforcement, live recording and mixing, console operation, monitors, lighting and video, and stage and tour management. The complete program is three quarters long and students earn 45 credit units.
The facilities include the 500-seater MI Concert Hall, which is used for concerts and seminars by visiting guests, as well as for student performances and workshops. The hall features a Digidesign ICON and is equipped for video and audio recording. Students can also use two 1,000-square-foot performance rooms, each equipped for workshops with stage, lighting, P.A. system, amps, keyboards and a drum set. The Passage is a 125-person live performance facility located adjacent to Hollywood Boulevard. Glass doors can be opened to connect the space to the adjacent outdoor seating area.
Teachers for this track include Ted Blaisdell (FOH engineer at Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, Calif.), Michael Watson, CEO of M2M Media Productions, Carlos Torres (Lopez Tonight Show), Joe Fiorello (formerly of House of Blues Live, Hollywood), FOH/monitor engineer and production manager Herman Leitje (LL Cool J, Aretha Franklin, Green Day) and Sean Lyons (lighting director, designer, technician).