Gympie Music Muster is boosting its community engagement again this year, providing opportunities for young students to get hands-on learning experiences.
Muster welcomes James Nash State High School Year 11 and Year 12 Tourism Certificate and Diploma of Music – Audio Production TAFE Queensland students from Brisbane, who will gain experience in hospitality, service and live music production.
After eight years studying Muster as a Tourist, this will be the first year students of James Nash State High Stage will work in Muster, with invaluable experience for their studies.
“There is a new competency we added this year that addresses protocol requirements, and it specifically lists music artists as people to work with,” said Karen Swift, head of business and technology at James Nash State High School.
“There is no better opportunity for our local students to gain first-hand work experience in the tourism industry than working for Artist Services in Muster.”
Students are excited to apply their skills in a real situation, with their teacher supporting them throughout the experience.
“The real value of this experience is the opportunity to enhance their skills, demonstrate their skills outside the walls of the school room and create timetables,” said Ms. Swift.
Also get hands-on experience with Muster, an audio production class from TAFE Queensland Brisbane (Southbank) – This relationship with Gympie Music Muster spans 25 years and as part of community support, Muster also contributes to providing accommodation and meals to students.
Dozens of students will work alongside experienced sound and lighting engineers across the Mouster stages, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.
“Former teacher Ian Taylor moved the program in 1996 to provide students with the opportunity to work alongside industry audio professionals to gain insight into the operation of large-scale festivals, as well as to understand how sound systems are managed from small to large concert stages,” said teacher Heath. Story.
Students camp on site and participate in the installation of sound, lighting, vision, and backline before Muster, they help set up microphone, patch, performers, backline changes and gain insight into live mixing practices during the festival, and help with jig.
“By being involved in all of these aspects, students are provided with a very real, hands-on experience in the event production industry,” said Mr. Storey.
He said that students gain invaluable contacts and contacts, as some of the current professional staff and even itinerant staff have graduated from this course. in past years.
Mr. Storrie himself completed the course in 1999 and has worked as a member of the audio production crew intermittently since 2011.
The Gympie Music Muster will run over the weekend of August 25-28 at Amamoor Creek State Forest and is supported by Gympie Regional Council and the Government of Queensland via Tourism and Events in Queensland and is a feature of It Live! The Queensland events calendar.
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