Speaker Series: Lyz Luke

Our Concert Career Pathways (CCP) interns took a trip to Second Line Vinyl, Oakland’s first vinyl record pressing plant since 1937. We saw a vinyl pressing plant in operation and spoke with Lyz Luke, Chief Community Officer (CCO) of Second Line Vinyl. With heavy machinery operating in the background, Luke began our speaker series event […]

Speaker Series: Jake Gukowsky

Last month, The UC Theatre’s in-house sound engineer, Jake Gukowsky, visited the Concert Career Pathways (CCP) interns to talk a bit about his experience in the music industry, specifically regarding his background in audio production. The way he spoke made it clear that he was very excited to share personal anecdotes, tips, and tricks, to […]

Industry Professional Speaker Series: Meklit

On October 18, the Concert Career Pathways (CCP) program kicked off their Speaker Series with an intimate talk from San Francisco based, Ethio-Jazz musician and social activist, Meklit. Meklit first became associated with The UC Theatre when she performed on our stage alongside the stunning Mulatu Astatke August 16, 2017. As we entered the venue, […]

Life Around the Mic

From his humble beginnings as an original Youth Advisory Board Member — working in a temporary office space and seeing The UC Theatre being built from the ground up — our Floor Manager, Maleik Dion shares his experience of what it’s like as an artist in the music industry. He started producing shows at the […]

Building Our Professional Partner Network

Did you catch any shows at Stern Grove Festival this summer? If you did, you might’ve recognized some of our Concert Career Pathways program (CCP) graduates! Every Sunday between June 17 and August 19, a handful of our CCP grads were placed into production assistant positions at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco thanks to […]

Concert Career Pathways Spotlight: Shadow Shifts

On August 1st we launched our third cohort of the Concert Career Pathways (CCP) education program with a series of comprehensive workshops. Now, CCP participants transition into their shadow shifts, an essential component of what makes the program one of a kind. They’ll be going through a rotation of positions, gaining hands-on experience in departments from marketing […]

Editors Choice: Top 5 Songs

Do you ever hear a song and wish you can turn up the volume? Me too. Here’s a list of the tops 5 songs that I’ve been grooving to and bumping through my headphones lately. We start off with the legendary Sade and finish it off with local Bay Area rap group, SOB X RBE. 1. […]

Concert Career Pathways Graduation: Preview

It’s all come down to this! After nine months of industry workshops, professional speakers, and striking performances with our Concert Career Pathways interns, we are pleased to recognize their achievements with the second annual Concert Career Pathways graduation ceremony. Let’s take a quick look at what they have in store for the event. The Concert […]