Alumni Review: Alessandra Fata, Entertainment Business Management (2007)

Like many students who chose to make our Institute their educational destination, Alessandra Fata’s love of music drove her to pursue a career in the competitive music industry.

A native of Woodbridge, Ontario, Alessandra spent some time working as an intern at a local radio station, and also volunteered at several music festivals, both of which helped cultivate her interest in the music business. When it came time to further her knowledge in the field, Alessandra chose to enroll  in the Entertainment Business Management Program.

After graduating from the Institute, Alessandra worked hard to pursue a career in entertainment. After enjoying a night of great live jazz at a Toronto club called Trane Studios, she took the opportunity to return to the club the next day, with her resume in hand. The owner was keen on Alessandra’s ideas for helping to promote the club, and she’s been there ever since.

She says that her experience at Trane thus far has involved “a lot of hard work, and very long days. But when the band finishes their set and there is a full house of listeners who are satisfied, it is all worth it. At Trane we do as much in-house management as possible, so every day is full of different tasks.”

Alessandra says that her passion for music is what keeps her going during the lengthy hours at Trane, and while wading through an often complex and confusing industry. “Most of the time it seems like this industry doesn’t make any sense, but I know what I believe in, and that’s what I am going to focus on.”

Alessandra reviewed some of her great memories of her time here, and recommends it highly to those looking for a considerable challenge, and an opportunity to learn the intricacies of the music business. “My experience at Metalworks was… one of a kind,” says Alessandra. “I met some amazing people who I still keep in touch with, and continue working with as a team. They weren’t lying when they said it was going to be one intense year of school! I learned many things that I will keep with me throughout my career.”

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