MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

LIVE MUSIC EVENT PRODUCTION

i PROGRAM OVERVIEW

With the abundance of venues, outdoor festivals, amphitheaters, corporate events, house band set-ups, and music tours, it’s no wonder the live sound industry is currently booming. MI’s Live Music Event Production program, designed for aspiring event producers, provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this thriving industry. With employment demands in the industry surging, the LMEP program was built to get you up and running the day you graduate.

Using state-of-the-industry equipment, students at our live event production school learn how to put their techniques into practice for live shows and events, aligning with the conventions of sound reinforcement engineering. To ensure that future event producers are well-rounded in their careers, students in the Live Music Event Production program are taught the contractual elements of live shows, the deals and behind-the-scenes players, and all aspects of planning to execution for live shows and events.

Whether you are looking to work for a large-scale live sound company, tour with a band, or set up small-scale family and friend live events, our program has everything you need to elevate your live sound skill set to the next level. Pursue your passion and earn your show production degree with MI’s Live Music Event Production program.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

AUDIO-361 – Console Operation 3: Avid S6L

AUDIO-473 – Audio/Visual, Wireless & Broadcasting

AUDIO-412 – Live Music Workshop

MUBUS-308 – Operating a Music Business

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 10 weeks to 1 year, there’s an option for you!

CERTIFICATE FULL-TIME – 4 Quarters

CERTIFICATE PART-TIME – 8 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

i PROGRAM OVERVIEW

With the abundance of venues, outdoor festivals, amphitheaters, corporate events, house band set-ups, and music tours, it’s no wonder the live sound industry is currently booming. MI’s Live Music Event Production program, designed for aspiring event producers, provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this thriving industry. With employment demands in the industry surging, the Live Music Event Production program was built to get you up and running the day you graduate.

Using state-of-the-industry equipment, students at our live event production school learn how to put their techniques into practice for live shows and events, aligning with the conventions of sound reinforcement engineering. To ensure that future event producers are well-rounded in their careers, students in the LMEP program are taught the contractual elements of live shows, the deals and behind-the-scenes players, and all aspects of planning to execution for live shows and events.

Whether you are looking to work for a large-scale live sound company, tour with a band, or set up small-scale family and friend live events, our program has everything you need to elevate your live sound skill set to the next level. Pursue your passion and earn your show production degree with MI’s Live Music Event Production program.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

AUDIO-361 – Console Operation 3: Avid S6L

AUDIO-473 – Audio/Visual, Wireless & Broadcasting

AUDIO-412 – Live Music Workshop

MUBUS-308 – Operating a Music Business

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

 

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 10 weeks to 1 year, there’s an option for you!

CERTIFICATE FULL-TIME – 4 Quarters

CERTIFICATE PART-TIME – 8 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

i THE MI DIFFERENCE

i THE MI DIFFERENCE

Capstone Course: Live Music Workshop
The LMEP program prepares students for their capstone course: Live Music Workshop. In this course, students participate in a weekly live music show, consisting of hands-on experience with equipment and roles related to audio, video, lighting, and LED projection combined with cameras as well as various music acts. With a heavy focus on technical skills, these mock shows teach teamwork and communication in a live performance environment and situation.
IMMERSIVE CURRICULUM
Live Music Event Production students will be taught by industry experienced instructors in our working studios and stages, where they’ll gain practical experience on professional-level consoles and recording equipment. Some highlights include:

  • Learn to operate modern analog and digital audio systems using industry-standard live production techniques and equipment for sound reinforcement & live recording/playback, lighting, and live video recording/playback.
  • Understand Tour management from legal and contractual matters, needs of the performer as well as the needs of the venue, positions, and roles of the touring party, advancing a show or event
Hollywood Location

Our campus is located in the middle of the entertainment industry, including the worlds of music, film, television and beyond. Students will have access to the finest live music venues, along with opportunities and possibilities to visit, intern and work at the best studios and sought after music labels in the world.

Partnerships
As an MI student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

Booking the Venues & Certifications
MI is unique in its focus on the stage, and LMEP students are able to book our venues to practice on student bands, mixing, or present a show themselves. Students are also prepared for the Avid User Certification (100 level) and Level 1 and 2 of the Dante certification through program courses.
Capstone Course: Live Music Workshop
The LMEP program prepares students for their capstone course: Live Music Workshop. In this course, students participate in a weekly live music show, consisting of hands-on experience with equipment and roles related to audio, video, lighting, and LED projection combined with cameras as well as various music acts. With a heavy focus on technical skills, these mock shows teach teamwork and communication in a live performance environment and situation.
Immersive Curriculum
Live Music Event Production students will be taught by industry experienced instructors in our working studios and stages, where they’ll gain practical experience on professional-level consoles and recording equipment. Some highlights include:

  • Learn to operate modern analog and digital audio systems using industry-standard live production techniques and equipment for sound reinforcement & live recording/playback, lighting, and live video recording/playback.
  • Understand Tour management from legal and contractual matters, needs of the performer as well as the needs of the venue, positions, and roles of the touring party, advancing a show or event
Hollywood Location

Our campus is located in the middle of the entertainment industry, including the worlds of music, film, television and beyond. Students will have access to the finest live music venues, along with opportunities and possibilities to visit, intern and work at the best studios and sought after music labels in the world.

Partnerships
As an MI student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

Booking the Venues & Certifications
MI is unique in its focus on the stage, and LMEP students are able to book our venues to practice on student bands, mixing, or present a show themselves. Students are also prepared for the Avid User Certification (100 level) and Level 1 and 2 of the Dante certification through program courses.

i FACILITIES

i FACILITIES

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Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs housing the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason.
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Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs housing the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason.
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Access to MI’s Concert Hall, which features a Digidesign Venue mixing board and is equipped for professional video and audio recording.
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Access to MI’s Concert Hall, which features a Digidesign Venue mixing board and is equipped for professional video and audio recording.
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Fully-equipped practice facilities
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Fully-equipped practice facilities
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Practice Venue (MI-190), with stage, lighting, professional PA system, amplifiers, keyboard, and drum set.
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Practice Venue (MI-190), with stage, lighting, professional PA system, amplifiers, keyboard, and drum set.

i FACULTY

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i FACULTY

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i MI SUCCESS STORIES

i MI SUCCESS STORIES

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Derek Keota Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERIG PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

Bishop Briggs Singer/Songwriter

VOCAL PROGRAM

“I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music.”

Bishop Briggs Singer/Songwriter

VOCAL PROGRAM

“I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music.”

JUSTIN DERRICO

Pink, NBC’s The Voice

GUITAR PROGRAM

“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for MI.”

ANDERSON .PAAK /

8x Grammy Winner

DRUM PROGRAM

“My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It’s been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.”

BISHOP BRIGGS /

Singer/Songwriter

VOCAL PROGRAM

“I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music.”

DEREK KEOTA 

Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERING PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

NICOLE ROW /

Incubus, Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

KEITH HETRICK /

Best R&B Album Grammy NominationThe Voice

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“I think the most important things I took away from my time at MI were the relationships I made with other creatives; across all walks of life, and across all parts of the world.”

JUSTIN DERRICO /

Pink/NBC’s The Voice

GUITAR PROGRAM

“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for MI.”

International Students

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world. The International Student Office is dedicated to making the transition from each student’s home country to MI’s Hollywood campus as smooth and easy as possible.

i CAREER OPTIONS

i CAREER OPTIONS

“What can I do with a degree in Live Music Event Production?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a certificate in Live Music Event Production have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for mastery in any opportunities that arise in live music, like:

> FRONT HOUSE ENGINEER

The Front of House Engineer or FOH Engineer is mostly responsible for mixing the sound for the audience to enjoy at a concert. The FOH engineer controls the levels of all the individual instruments that are mic’d up on the stage, from the lead singer to each band member and their instruments.

> MONITOR ENGINEER

While the FOH engineer mixes the sound from the stage to the PA so the audience can hear, the monitor engineer is the person that mixes for the individual performers to hear what they’re playing!

> SHOW OR EVENT PRODUCER JOBS

Concert producers handle the backstage work that goes on before and during a concert to ensure the show goes off smoothly and efficiently.

> STAGE MANAGER

Stage managers are the main liaisons between the creative and technical departments in a production, whether it’s a theater or concert production.

> LIGHTING & VIDEO TECHNICIAN JOBS

As an AV technician, you will be responsible for organizing and installing media equipment such as projectors, microphones, video monitors, and sound boards.

> TOURING MANAGER

A Touring Manager is responsible for making sure that a band or production runs smoothly while out on a tour. This person must be highly organized and is responsible for everything from travel plans, working with venue managers, handling media appearances, and so much more!

“What can I do with a degree in Live Music Event Production?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a certificate in Live Music Event Production have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for mastery in any opportunities that arise in live music, like:

> FRONT HOUSE ENGINEER

The Front of House Engineer or FOH Engineer is mostly responsible for mixing the sound for the audience to enjoy at a concert. The FOH engineer controls the levels of all the individual instruments that are mic’d up on the stage, from the lead singer to each band member and their instruments.

> MONITOR ENGINEER

While the FOH engineer mixes the sound from the stage to the PA so the audience can hear, the monitor engineer is the person that mixes for the individual performers to hear what they’re playing!

> SHOW OR EVENT PRODUCER JOBS

Concert producers handle the backstage work that goes on before and during a concert to ensure the show goes off smoothly and efficiently.

> STAGE MANAGER

Stage managers are the main liaisons between the creative and technical departments in a production, whether it’s a theater or concert production.

> LIGHTING & VIDEO TECHNICIAN JOBS

As an AV technician, you will be responsible for organizing and installing media equipment such as projectors, microphones, video monitors, and sound boards.

> TOURING MANAGER

A Touring Manager is responsible for making sure that a band or production runs smoothly while out on a tour. This person must be highly organized and is responsible for everything from travel plans, working with venue managers, handling media appearances, and so much more!

i CAREER development

i CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Artist & Career Services

Artist & Career Services (ACS) is an extensive resource center designed to offer students and alumni active professional & personal development to succeed in today’s competitive entertainment industry.
ACS provides help in career development like resume building, workshops, industry mentors, discounted gear, internships and more.

INTERNSHIPS

The ACS Internship Program provides MI students with real-world experience in the music industry through internships in music-related companies. Students in the Music Business Program are required to complete an internship, while Common Course and Audio Engineering majors are able to sign up to be interviewed and considered for the elective program.

INTERNSHIPS

The ACS Internship Program provides MI students with real-world experience in the music industry through internships in music-related companies. Students in the Music Business Program are required to complete an internship, while Common Course and Audio Engineering majors are able to sign up to be interviewed and considered for the elective program.

i SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

i FINANCIAL AID

Don’t let finances get in the way of your dreams. MI has a range of scholarships available for incoming students of all kinds. Scholarships available to Live Music Event Production students include:
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DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Musicians Institute offers the MI Development Scholarship to newly enrolling students in order to encourage the educational development of musicians and music industry professionals.

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INTERNATIONAL MUSICIANS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Musicians Institute has created the International Musicians Merit Scholarship specifically to assist advanced musicians from outside the United States with their educational development.

Ready to start your Live Music Event Production journey?

Ready to start your Live Music Event Production journey?

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

i UPCOMING EVENTS

i UPCOMING EVENTS

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter, and
different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

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