Dylan MacIntyre, a graduate of the Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) program is the Live Event Supervisor for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. He primarily works with the Toronto Marlies and has also worked with numerous high-profile artists including The Tragically Hip, Roger Waters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bruno Mars, and Guns N’ Roses. As part of his current role, Dylan collaborates with VIP Nation and CID Entertainment to help execute premium VIP packages for various world-class artists.
Although Dylan studied Studio Production, his skill-set has led to him to a career in Live Entertainment. We asked Dylan a couple of questions about his time at MWI:
What has been the most helpful aspect of your Metalworks education?
“I was very fortunate to take the Two-Year Professional Sound & Business Major at Metalworks. I would say the most helpful aspect of my education from Metalworks would have to be the fact that my knowledge of the music industry is spread over a broad spectrum of the industry as opposed to being focused on one particular facet of the business. Having that knowledge on hand is incredibly beneficial, especially when you’re out in the field. The best part about having that kind of knowledge is that nobody can take it away from you.”
Do you have any words of wisdom for current students?
“For current students, I would say take every gig you can get. Even if the gig doesn’t pay well you will still walk away with an experience. Volunteer, get your hands dirty. [The] Majority of the gigs I have gotten have been from being on site and being involved.”
In closing, Dylan gave a shout-out to one of his former classmates “[I] Just want to send a quick congratulations to one of my buddies and fellow Metalworks classmate Riley Bell on his recent win at the Junos for Recording Engineer of the Year. Congrats dude, well deserved!”
Dylan is an excellent example of how a strong foundational skill-set and a proactive approach to continued learning are essential to success in the entertainment industry.