Episode 17

Published on:

11th Jun 2020

STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Music, with Krysten Dean

Krysten Dean took an unconventional path to the world of touring and audio. A mechanical engineer by trade, Krysten started in the automotive world before leaving corporate America to become an audio engineer. Krysten joined 8th Day Sound and has become one of the most sought after system engineers in the business. Recently Krysten started an organization called KMissionD (ka-miss-ion-ed) to encourage more women and minorities to pursue STEM. Our discussion today covers her transition to the industry, the technical aspects of filling a room with sound, the co-pilot relationship with front of house, and her efforts to build a career pipeline to the industry.

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About the Podcast

Hustle Like U Broke
A Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert Industry
Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving and thriving in the music world. Joining them each week are the people that make the shows happen – the working-class heroes - including production vendors, touring and production managers, engineers and techs, MDs, stylists and backstage managers, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents and many more.