Scott Dahl

Scott Dahl

Head of Audio


Blue Man Group

Las Vegas, NV USA


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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up outside of Minneapolis, MN.
As a sophomore in high school, he started getting involved in theater by building scenery and helping with the lighting and audio for various productions.
Attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth, where he received his degree in theater with a technical emphasis on lighting and sound.
Says his professional career began while he was still in college, where he worked with a lot of community theaters and events.
He got the opportunity to work as the Assistant Manager of the Weber Music Hall on the University of Minnesota campus, where he worked on a variety of musicals and concerts.
He also worked for summer stock theaters all across the country for two to three months every year when he wasn’t in school.
After graduating, he landed a job working as an assistant on audio for the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.
Shortly after, he began working on the audio for the Blue Man Group’s National Tour—he is now the Head of Audio for their residency show in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel & Casino.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Theatre/Theater
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Career

Career

Head of Audio

I supervise all aspects of audio production for Blue Man Group in Las Vegas.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Acting & Theatre
Acting & Theatre
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

My typical day consists of setup and checks before the show, sound check, and running of the show. I also interact with all performers and offer solutions and expertise to any problems they might be having. I also supervise a team of talented audio professionals and handle all administrative duties for Blue Man Group's Audio Department in Las Vegas.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Theatrical and music mixing experience, system engineering, loudspeaker design and amplification, tuning, maintenance and also basic electronics, networking, and computer skills are required. Along with great interpersonal communication skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Immerse yourself in the arts. It doesn't matter where, what the budget is, or who it's with, the more experience you have the better.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Theatre/Theater
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"If there is anything outside of theater that you are interested in, you should probably be doing that."