Coalition Music Tour & Tech Program: Now Accepting Applications

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September 11, 2014
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Music Ontario News, Toronto


Coalition Music is now accepting applications for their Tour and Tech Program that will be starting on November 4, 2014.

What is it:

A program specifically designed to develop the skills of: tour managers, festival/event managers, promoters, guitar/drum/key technicians, stage managers,  and sound engineers.

It's a full-time, 10-week professional development program that runs from 10am-4pm on Tuesdays-Fridays. The program will be offered twice per year at Coalition Music, and the next 2 program start dates are: November 4, 2014 and April 21, 2015.

Program Highlights: 

  • Volunteer and paid work placement opportunities

  • Guitar, bass, and drum workshops

  • Hands on training with analog and digital consoles

  • In-house performances for hands-on stage and production experience

  • Tech workshop for DJs

  • Local and national tour planning, budgeting, and advancing

  • Networking with industry professionals and organizations

  • Working with artists, agents, promoters, managers, labels

  • Venue and festival site visits/tours

How much does it cost:

The total cost for the program is $7,500 (without financial support). All applicants are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in financial support (courtesy of Bell Media), thus making the program cost $2,500 with financial support.

Topics explored in the program include:

  • How to run your business and get work

  • Artist and crew management

  • Contract rider advancing/settlement/negotiation

  • Short and long-run tour logistics

  • Tour budgeting and accounting

  • Customs and immigration

  • International touring and travel

  • Festival/event/conference management

  • Concert production/pa and consoles

  • Tour management

  • Front-of-house (FOH) and monitor sound engineering

  • Guitar/drum/keyboard tech (all backline)

  • Lighting logistics and consoles

  • Stage management

  • Merchandise

  • Tour Promo/Publicity/Social Media

For more information, view Coalition's Tour & Tech Info Package.

To book an appointment with Coalition Music or for more information, please contact Jesse Mitchell at

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