M.U.S.I.C. On Tour

Welcome to M.U.S.I.C. On Tour – Your One-Day Music Industry Experience!

Are you ready to step into the exhilarating world of live music? If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to run a live music show, from setting up the stage to managing sound, lights, and merchandise, then M.U.S.I.C. On Tour is the perfect program for you. In just one day, you’ll embark on an immersive journey alongside a talented band, gaining firsthand insights into the intricate workings of the music industry.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the heart of the action. From loading in equipment to fine-tuning the sound, from orchestrating the stage to creating captivating lighting effects, you’ll experience it all. Our unique program is designed to provide you with a taste of the life of a touring band member, letting you explore multiple roles and experience the thrill of being behind the scenes.

Led by experienced mentors and guided by passionate musicians, M.U.S.I.C. On Tour offers you a condensed, hands-on adventure that captures the essence of the live music experience. Whether you’re a budding sound engineer, a curious lighting enthusiast, an aspiring stage manager, or just someone eager to explore the dynamic world of live music, this program promises to be an unforgettable day of learning, collaboration, and discovery.

Join us for a single day that will open your eyes to the magic that happens beyond the stage lights. Are you ready to take the first step on your journey to understanding the captivating realm of live music shows? Let’s hit the road with M.U.S.I.C. On Tour!

Program Name: M.U.S.I.C. On Tour – One-Day Music Industry Experience

Duration: 1 day

Objective: To provide students with a condensed, immersive experience in the live music industry by joining a band on a small tour. Participants will gain practical insights into various roles involved in live music shows, from setup to performance.


Morning Session: Preparation and Load-In

  1. Introduction to Tour: Overview of the day’s schedule, band members, and roles.
  2. Load-In Procedures: Explanation of equipment loading and unloading, organization, and safety measures.
  3. Setting Up Sound and Lighting: Participants learn about basic sound system setup, connecting microphones, instruments, and positioning lighting equipment.
  4. Stage Layout: Understanding stage setup, equipment placement, and creating an efficient working space.

Afternoon Session: Behind-the-Scenes Experience

  1. Role Rotation: Participants rotate through different roles (sound engineer, lighting technician, stage manager, merchandiser, etc.) to gain hands-on experience.
  2. Soundcheck and Mixing: Guidance on soundcheck procedures, adjusting levels, and basic mixing techniques.
  3. Lighting and Visual Effects: Explanation of lighting control, creating different moods, and coordinating lighting with music.
  4. Stage Management: Coordinating with performers, managing the schedule, and ensuring smooth transitions.

Evening Session: The Live Show Experience

  1. Merchandising and Promotion: Participants set up and manage merchandise, understanding its importance and interaction with the audience.
  2. Final Preparations: Last-minute checks, troubleshooting, and ensuring everything is in place for the performance.
  3. Live Performance: Participants witness the culmination of their efforts as the band performs live on stage.
  4. Post-Show Activities: Assist with load-out procedures, packing equipment, and gathering feedback from the band members.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Active participation and engagement in different roles.
  • Completion of tasks accurately and efficiently.
  • Feedback from band members and mentors.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and solve problems.

Additional Activities:

  • Q&A sessions with band members about their experiences in the music industry.
  • Debriefing session to discuss insights gained from the day.
  • Opportunity to interact with other participants and exchange perspectives.

Graduation and Certification:

  • Participation and completion of the one-day program.
  • Positive feedback from mentors and band members.
  • Gained insights and practical experiences shared in a reflection essay or presentation.

Note: The curriculum outlined above is designed for a one-day program that provides participants with a condensed experience of what it’s like to be part of a band on tour. It’s important to emphasize hands-on activities, practical learning, and interactions with professionals to create a memorable and insightful experience for the participants. 

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