Learning By Doing at Soundtech 101


On February 23, 2019, we hosted the Soundtech 101 workshop in partnership with the City of Ottawa Community Arts and Social Engagement. With women currently accounting for five percent of sound techs, the goal of this program is to increase representation in this field.


We kicked off the day by covering the basics - everything from the purpose of sound reinforcement to an overview of equipment and how to set up a Public Address (PA) system. In the afternoon, we rolled up our sleeves and set up a PA system. After that, we conducted a sound check with a full band. Participants loved how hands on and practical the workshop was!


A huge thank you to our amazing workshop facilitator Kimberly Sunstrum for creating a safe space to try out new skills and rock camp alumni band Salmon Ella for being our test subjects. A special shout out goes to the participant who drove two hours to attend the workshop!

We hope to inspire the next generation of soundtechs and this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more workshops and opportunities coming your way!



Community Arts & Social Engagement (CASE) programming places emphasis on the role of the community within the creative process. Through special projects and initiatives, course design, instruction, workshops, commissions, and partnerships, CASE aims to deliver high quality programs that respond to community needs.