The Sound Engineering program gives students the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge required to function within the audio industry. By the end of the program, students will be able to block and strike a stage, perform all of the technical functions, manage the recording of a concert or studio session, play an instrument and write music. Students will have the opportunity to work with microphones, mixing consoles, audio editing software, cabling and routing equipment for front-of-house and monitoring systems. Students completing the program will be prepared for entry level employment in the audio industry as sound engineers, sound and stage technicians, producers, composers/arrangers, and performers.
This program will appeal to students who have an aptitude for music technology and have a passion for music as both a creative and performing art.
Students continuing in this program into Grades 10, 11, and 12 will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in:
- Sound engineering and audio theory
- Stage blocking, production and event management
- Equipment, tools and technology
- Music composition and song writing
- Singing and harmony
- Instrumental musicianship
- Live performance