Ever wonder what goes on
ALL OF THE ON STAGE SUCCESS OF THE UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE IS ONLY POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE ORGANIZATION THAT GOES ON BACKSTAGE DURING THE PERFORMANCE . . .THE TECH MONKEYS.
Participants in the program take part in a weekly Tech Monkey Workshop where they learn from scratch how to setup, operate, troubleshoot and tear down performance equipment.
They also learn how to support performers on stage by helping them plug into their amplifiers, adjust microphone stands and change instruments.
After training, participants become part of the Tech Monkey team that takes part back stage in all UMC Major Performances, Student Showcases, and many Community Performances.
All participation in the program is required for students interested in auditioning for both the Community Performance Program and the Major Performance Program.