Industry Tours: The Fillmore

On a chilly Monday morning, the third cohort of Concert Career Pathways interns and The UC Theatre staff took a trip to San Francisco’s most famous venue: The Fillmore. Some of the best shows I’ve attended have been at The Fillmore, so I was excited to learn more about a place I have admired for […]

Intern Spotlight: Jade Aguigui

My interest in the music industry started in high school where I’d perform at local events with vocal ensembles. When I recorded a demo with one of the ensembles I was with, that’s when I knew my dream was behind the mic and the mixing console. After that, I would go to concerts and try to […]

Industry Tours: Bandcamp

The groundbreaking independent music streaming website, Bandcamp, recently materialized itself into a sleek, minimalist record store and music venue right around the corner from 19th Street BART in Oakland. On April 4th, Concert Career Pathways interns got a chance to tour the new space and have a Q&A session with some of the Bandcamp staff. […]

Speaker Series: Kristin Leimkuhler

As a production intern, there is a lot thrown at you during your shift and it can become overwhelming if you don’t have a lot of experience. It can also feel intimidating being a female in the field where you’re surrounded by so many men. That’s why I was looking forward to talking to Kristin […]

Concert Career Pathways: “I Felt Empowered.”

Hesitation was my first thought when Shakeea asked who would want to do outreach at a panel for a fellowship fair. Then came a flood of all of my insecurities. These insecurities dimmed my usual spirit of adventure. What do I wear? What do I say? Do I even have anything important to say? Before […]

Concert Career Pathways: Suite Treatments Tour

On a windy Monday afternoon, our Concert Career Pathways (CCP)  cohort took a trip down to East Oakland to visit Suite Treatments, an event design company that transforms spaces into dressing rooms, VIP lounges, and backstage areas. We met with the CEO of the company, Jacqueline Barsotti, who told us about her passion for and […]

Concert Career Pathways: The Warfield Tour

On a chilly Sunday morning, me and the rest of the Concert Career Pathways(CCP) interns hopped on a BART train from The UC Theatre into San Francisco for our tour at The Warfield. The tour was led by Rob Robertson, a lighting designer for The Warfield and The UC Theatre. Robertson also helped set up […]

Speaker Series: Mr. Fields

This past January, a handful of Concert Career Pathways interns and I had the great opportunity to meet with the manager for the famous, Oakland raised, singer-songwriter, Fantastic Negrito. It was a very intimate session, and it allowed us to create more organic conversations. Mr. Field was laid back but made it clear that he was a […]

Speaker Series: Tomas Salcedo

Though I graduated the Concert Career Pathways (CCP) program in May 2018, I’m happy to still be a part of the CCP family and have opportunities to attend inspiring speaker sessions. Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting the guitarist for Fantastic Negrito, Tomas Salcedo. Fantastic Negrito is an Oakland-native singer-songwriter with lyrics as powerful […]

Concert Career Pathways: Lighting Workshop

As a concert photographer, I am always in a battle against lighting. A show’s lighting can make or break your photos, regardless of how great the composition is. Although I had an appreciation for good lighting, I had never considered who was behind the board or the subtle impact they can have on an audience. […]