LiveSET (Sound Engineering for Teens)

Live Sound Engineering for Teens

This exciting program for youth 15 to 19 years of age to get real-world training in the art and science of sound engineering taught by top professionals in the field.

Students attend a series of workshops on acoustics, gain, signal flow, setting up a PA system, and more — all with hands-on work with sound equipment. The series will culminate in a sound showcase where students run the sound for a performance or lead a recording session, depending on the program.

This is a one-of-a-kind chance for young musicians, music fans, engineers, technical artists and creative types of all kinds to learn a valuable, interesting and employable skill: how to make live music and amplified audio sound its best in performance settings.


Fall 2023:

October 28, 29, November 4, 5: Workshops from 10 am-3 pm

November 11: Sound Check (each student is assigned a timeslot)

November 12: Show Day, students onsite from 10 am- 6 pm:


Location: 8911 SE Stark, Portland OR 97216

Getting there:

  • Bus 15 stop at E Washington and 90th (3 min walk)
  • Bus 20 stop at E Burnside and 87th (3 min walk)
  • Max Green Line Stop at SE Main Street (7 min walk)
  • neighborhood parking available

Applications for Fall Cohort closed 10/16 at 9 am.

To stay informed, please sign up for our LiveSET mailing list



*Friends of Noise Partnership: As part of this course, Arts for Learning NW will be working with Friends of Noise to offer a free, all-ages show that will be engineered by the class participants. Friends of Noise holds space for some alumni participants of the course to join the Friend's of Noise Sound Squad which connects them directly with paid sound opportunities through the city.

COVID Safety: Workshops will take place indoors, when COVID transmission numbers are high for the area, we will require masks.

More Information

If you would like more information about LiveSET or to be added to our email list, please let us know at [email protected].

Thank You Sponsors!

Arts for Learning Northwest is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of LiveSET:

Biamp - Platinum
Work for Art

Mentor Graphics Foundation

Herbert A Templeton Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation

Les Paul Foundation

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