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Live SET (Sound Engineering for Teens)

Live SET is an exciting program for high school aged students to get real-world training in the art and science of live sound engineering taught by top professionals in the field.

Students attend a series of workshops on acoustics, gain, signal flow, setting up a PA system, all with hands on work with sound equipment. The series will culminate in a sound showcase where they are running the sound for a performance.

This is a one-of-a-kind chance for young musicians, music fans, engineers, technical artists and creative types of all kinds to learn a valuable, interesting and employable skill – how to make live music and amplified audio sound its best in performance settings.

Live SET @ Mississippi Studios

Live SET at Mississippi Studios is a 6 session commitment where students spend three separate weekends from 10 am to 3 pm in the venue learning the basics of sound engineering using Mississippi Studios’ state of the art system. After a series of more informational and hands on practice days, the students participate in a sound check day with a live professional band, and then fully engineer a free all-ages concert that is open to the public on the final day.

The dates for Fall 2019 are:

Nov 2, 3, 9, 10 (information and hands on practice)

Nov 16 (sound check day) and 17 (show day) 

For this program Young Audiences holds an application period and from the applications, we choose a cohort of 10 students to participate. We know that currently in the field of sound engineering, 95% of engineers are white males, so it is a value of this program to prioritize students of color and students who do not identify as male. 

Applications for this program will become available again in the Spring once dates are set.

If you would like more information about this opportunity or to be added to our email list, please let us know at



Young Audiences is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of Live SET:

Biamp Systems

Mentor Graphics Foundation

Herbert A Templeton Foundation

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