Theatrical Sound Design and Mixing
This program provides participants with insight into the world of theatrical sound design and how to approach mixing a musical to achieve the best results.
Theatre tells a story, and theatrical sound design is a crucial component in telling that story. Sound design and mixing for theatrical productions present unique challenges that require finesse and subtlety to be executed effectively. Elements such as lyrical intelligibility and dialogue, as well as mixing levels and transparency of sound reinforcement, are crucial to theatrical productions.
What does the program offer?
“Storytelling is my main job,” says legendary theatrical sound designer Tony Meola. In this workshop, Tony, whose credits include such renowned productions as Wicked, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Smokey Joe’s Café, and innumerable others, will discuss his approach to designing and mixing theatrical productions. The workshop will include hands-on mixing exercises and an in-depth examination of Tony’s methods and techniques for theatrical sound.
Who should register?
Anyone interested in a career mixing musical theatre, anyone already mixing musical theatre, or anyone interacting or overseeing this process is invited to register. This includes sound designers, stage managers, directors, and technical directors.