College’s Live Entertainment Technology Program Hosts Free Workshop

Lone Star College Montgomery News

Published on: June 18, 2013
For those wanting to pursue or advance a career in live entertainment technology (LET), or for those who teach in this specialized field, Lone Star College-Montgomery will host a free professional development workshop on campus on Saturday, July 13, at 9 a.m. The workshop is free, but space is limited to the first 20 people to enroll.
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of microphone usage and signal flow, which is ideal for novice to intermediate level teachers, designers, or technicians wanting to advance their audio and media skills.
Anyone with an interest in improving their skill set with live entertainment technology will benefit from this workshop, said Rob Kreps, LET program director and associate professor of theatre at LSC-Montgomery, who will lead the workshop. This includes amateurs who want to move to the next level, as well as teachers and house of worship technicians that want to add new tools and techniques to their programs and presentations.
Included in the workshop are four hours of laboratory instruction (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) with LET instructors and industry professionals; lunch provided by industry partner Brightstar Productions; admission to the 2 p.m. matinee performance of LSC-Montgomerys Avenue Q theatre production (in which many of the workshop principles will be utilized); and a behind-the-scenes talk with production staff following the show. The workshop concludes with a tour of the backstage area and LET demonstrations. PreSonus Audio consoles will provide equipment and gear for participants to use at the workshop.
LSC-Montgomery is the only college in the state and one of only a few nationwide that offers the live entertainment technology program, which trains students to design, set-up, and operate lighting, video, and audio equipment. This includes microphones, sound speakers, projectors, recording equipment, sound and mixing boards, and moreeverything needed for an elaborate production.
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