SoundGirls.Org Member Matt Stearns is offering members the opportunity to intern with him. This internship is based on show schedule and is not based on a set day, week or time frame. You will be expected to follow through on this internship and treat it like a job. If you are only mildly interested please do not apply. You can view the event schedule here.All interested candidates should send a brief cover letter stating why and what you hope to get out of the internship and your long term goals. Please include a resume. email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The shows you will assist on will vary, but offer many different types of learning experience. Some shows will support up to 40 inputs, 8 monitor mixes (either from FOH or building and staffing a Monitor World), changeovers between bands. These shows will offer a rich learning opportunity – hands on kind of learning in the trenches, in the moment. Other shows will consist of presentations, panel discussions, or true sound reinforcement in the context of a greater acoustic performance group (featured instruments within an orchestra or wind ensemble), or merely playback of pre-recorded program (such as a dance performance). These shows will allow Matt to spend time answering questions about deeper topics, but the work on those days is not glamorous or even very interesting.
Matt cares about doing the very best for each and every show. There are always things to learn, such as micing techniques, how to match and blend the acoustic and reinforced sound, and the all important psychology of dealing with people (no matter what the show).
About Matt: Matt began mixing audio for live performances professionally in 1988. He is a long time veteran of festivals and concert series such as Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, Zootunes, Marymoor, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, and Wintergrass. He mixes in a variety of prestigious theaters and concert halls in the Seattle area, and sometimes tours as available. He has been the Sound Engineer at Meany Hall since 2001. He is happily married, a proud father to one 17-year-old, and has two dogs that enjoy motorcycle adventures.