I Absolutely loved the Event! It was very special to me because the sound bath and ice bath were both on my bucket list.
The sound bath was beautiful and brought up a lot of emotions with each particular sound. I hit a real sense of relaxation as I focused on breathing.
The Wim Hoff breath technique and Ice bath were really cool to learn and tools I hope to use in the future. The guidance among the instructors I felt was unbelievable. Especially being a little nervous and in my head about the ice bath…I didn’t feel alone! Loved the group we were in too. Everyone playing instruments and cheering one another on! I left with a sense of connection with everyone. I would 100% do this again! Hope to participate in an event like this in the future. Please keep me posted. And thank you so much!
Mountain Town Music has enhanced my musical and professional skills beyond measure. Through participation in scholarship-funded music programs in my early teens, I was provided with outstanding music instruction and countless opportunities to perform on stages with professional staff and production. The skills I gained through those experiences have enabled me to pursue a career in music and perform on stages of all sizes – most recently the American Idol stage. I will be forever grateful for the performance opportunities and learning experiences provided to me by my Mountain Town Music family. I would not be where I am without them.
Mountain Town Music has defined me as an engineer. The warm and welcoming environment created a huge standard in what I look for in a work experience. Not only were they the gateway to my career, but they have helped me define who I am as a person.
The MTM sound internship program has long been a key feature of MTM operations and has produced many talented engineers, including some of our key staff. Former interns have also become the heads of university level sound departments, have toured with national level bands, and have worked on major events all of the way up to the inauguration.
This year the MTM internship program took a huge leap forward. While previously the program has operated during the live MTM concerts, this year we added a more intensive school year component. Using the main MTM sound boards and equipment, we built a state of the art networked “console farm” which were fed multi track recordings of live concerts. The interns were able to work on their mix technique on industry leading equipment. Specialized subjects were taught in a small group setting and then the interns were able to use the information in improving their mixes.
While the technical skills are important, we also wanted to focus on the soft skills aspect of the industry. Partnering with Solid State Logic’s lead training engineer Fernando Guzman, we set up as series of zoom calls with industry leading engineers, including Kenny Keiser (The Killers), Orlando Calzada (David Foster and many others), Tom Evans (The Eagles) James McCullogh (Backstreet Boys) Jim Ebdon (The Grammys), and Jim Yakabuski (Peter Frampton). These were honest open conversations focused on what it takes to make it in the industry, and how hard work and being a good person are keys to success.
Finally, MTM purchased an entire console set up with a remote stage rack to go on live shows this summer. The dedicated console will get a complete set of inputs from the stage and will allow the interns to create their own mix in headphones live during the show. This mix will be recorded to USB and can be given to the bands at the end of the night, as well as being material for the intern’s portfolios.