Workforce Solutions features two live performance workshops

Two workshops teaching the details of live performances for sound and lighting design will be offered in November through Workforce Solutions at Northeast State.

The first workshop, Live Sound – Stage Setup & Mixing and Effects, will meet Nov. 6 & Nov. 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The first workshop session focuses on stage setup including microphones, cables, monitors, and basic acoustics. Students will learn how to design and implement stage sound schemes for individual speakers, solo musicians, vocalists, and small bands.

Lighting and sound

The second session details live audio setup from the sound booth using mixing boards, analog and digital concepts, effects, and audio signal routing.  Students will learn how to mix multiple sounds, trace a sound signal from board input to output speakers, and run a live show.

The second workshop, Artistic Approach and the Technical Approach to Lighting Design, meets Nov. 7 & 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The first class focuses on how designers and technicians see light.  Participants will learn the details of color selection and how to plan for angles based on research.

The second class will build upon the skills learned in the previous class, with in-depth technical breakdown of common types of stage lighting instruments.  The class includes an overview of the physics of photometrics as well as instrument hanging safety and light board operation.

Both courses are being taught at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus at Blountville. Apply online now at and clicking on the “Workforce Solutions” link.

Each course fee is $125 per person and includes all workshop materials.  For more information contact 423.354.2570 or

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