Virtual Concert Halls


How to produce a live broadcast of a performing arts event over the Internet?

Who should attend?

Professional musicians and teachers, performing arts educators, administrators of performing arts educational institutions, technical staff, producers and sponsors of performing arts events, others engaged in the field of performing arts.

Course outline

1. Pre-production and planning, setting up systems:

  • Planning your virtual performance event. Preparing a script suitable for specifics of each type of performance event. Preparing event program. How to assign specific roles and functions to participants and support crews. How to organize materials and instruction necessary for different types of participants, distributing instructional materials to your participants, providing them with support. What to teach participants, and what to expect/require from participants.
  • How to organize and instruct the event’s participants. Technical training, instructional materials, hands-on preparation, plus mock-sessions in which trainees learn necessary skills to be able to set up participants for broadcasting their performances live.
  • Technical requirements. Trainees will learn how to navigate options of streaming platforms, streaming software, and tech requirements. Instruction will cover training to use basic necessary required equipment and software for Producers, Broadcasters, Technical Producers, Hosts, and Participants.
  • Building and training your Production Team. Hands-on training for different roles in the production process. Trainees will participate in hands-on mock-production sessions and learn the functions of each member of the team
  • Preparing your streaming platforms for your live broadcasts. Connecting your Broadcast Studio to platforms. Testing, troubleshooting, monitoring
  • Legal basis. Release forms, announcements, permissions. Fair use of streaming platforms and software. Related topics.
  • Displaying branding and other information. Preparing and displaying branding information in appropriate manner, technical requirements and skills necessary to include in your broadcasts banners, streamers, pop-ups links, etc.

2. Production:

  • Setting up and operating the “Broadcast Production Studio” remotely. Equipment, connectivity, connection, troubleshooting
  • Division of roles for your team members. Trainees will be teamed up with each other for hands-on training and mock-broadcast sessions
  • Troubleshooting. What can go wrong? How to handle technical problems while your program is LIVE?
  • Monitoring your live broadcast on your streaming platforms. Whitelisting and blacklisting methods.
  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing appearances of your “streamer” participants. “Green Rooms”. Trainees will learn hands-on systems of streaming live from a variety of participants: performers, judges, commentators, guest speakers, and others.

3. Post-production:

Recordings, saving past live streams, public and private settings, rights to footages, copying and downloading. Managing public feedback. Related topics.

4. Materials packets:

All trainees receive packets of materials which are designed to assist future Producers with their handling tasks of training and preparing their Participants for live streams and broadcasts. Packets include samples of instruction sheets, summaries, PowerPoints, check-lists, release forms, video tutorials, equipment checklists, and more.

5. Receptions:

Setting up and managing post-performance receptions is a separate topic. Trainees of this webinar will receive a brief outline of the topic.


Approximate length of this training webinar depends on the number of participants and their general preparedness. 

For one-on-one training we recommend to train as a team of three or four people, and to share the training with your future partners for producing these events. However, of course people can choose to train for all production roles simultaneously, or request us to focus our training on a specific role. As a one-on-one training it can be customized, to meet the trainee’s specific interests and timelines. Approximate length for one person (one team) is 1 week and 10-14 hours. 

For small groups of trainees (2-5 teams, or 5-20 people) approximate length is 1.5-2.0 weeks and 12-20 hours. For larger groups (15-100 people or more) the length is approximately 2-3 weeks and 20-30 hours. The course hours are divided between instruction and hands-on training.