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Church Sound Basic Training – Audio Workshop – Austin Texas

Excellence in the Arts - by - January 5, 2010 - 13:31 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

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Essentric Audio Productions


Church Sound Basic Training

a soundbooth.org Audio Workshop


Date: February 19-20th, 2010

Location: Tree of Life Church
16108 Yellow Sage Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660-2503

Cost: $245 / Person
*Early Bird and Group Discounts (3+) available

Information and Registration: http://austinchurchsound2010.eventbrite.com/

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Getting and Training Media Volunteers

Excellence in the Arts - by - March 24, 2009 - 00:05 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

Do you have a pre-screening type of method? In the past we have taken anyone who has been willing to volunteer. This has given us poor results. We found that willing does not mean capable even after training has been given. Seems the recruits need to possess certain natural abilities. More than willingness, faithfulness is very important. Musical ability is very helpful. The best screening that I have found is to recruit for several positions (sound, projection and setup/tear down crew for example), then as you work with the people find where they will fit best. If one has good ears and good technical chops and always show up, it’s a soundtech. Another is extremely faithful but hard of hearing, projection. A third is strong and reliable…. a perfect help for the setup crew. Once we have a group who has responded to recruiting efforts, we have a better indication of what type of training would suit our group.

We just did a recruitment drive at High Pointe this winter. We placed the following in the bulletin:
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