May 20, 2022

Entertainment Tech Students Help Proctors Prepare for Events, Albany Symphony

Students in the Entertainment Tech program recently worked hand-in-hand with experts from Proctors in preparing for events at the famed, historic theater.

The seniors and juniors hung rigged panels, “drops” and lights for an Albany Symphony Orchestra concert and other events that are took place at the Schenectady venue.

“This was an valuable experience for the students, learning from-and observing-the Proctors crew,” said Teacher Jeffrey Knorr.

Among those working with the crew were Chloe Hollner-Turner from Cohoes.

“I’ve been doing theater since first grade and I am glad to have come here and learn about back stage,” the senior who will attend Siena College said.

Entertainment Tech students prepare for careers in the entertainment industry – whether in theatre, film, music or other media. Throughout the two years, students learn about the many jobs and the skills needed to work in the entertainment industry, including set design/carpentry, lighting/stage electrics, sound design/recording, costuming, stage management, film/media, etc. They meet daily in the Addy Theatre, the Media Lab, rehearsal spaces and even the main Proctors theater and work on productions or learn from the crews that are working on those shows.

Students can earn up to 16 college credits at Fulton Montgomery Community College through the program.