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. […]

Concert Career Pathways: Special Events Workshop

The UC Theatre held the latest Advanced Workshop focusing on Special Events. The workshop was lead by our Special Events Coordinator, Nicole Pena, and our former Director of Special Events, Patricia Gums. The workshop introduced our newest cohort of interns to our Special Events department, starting broadly with the question, “What is a special event?” […]

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 […]