Collin Whitney

Commercial Music Technology


Hello, and welcome to a website devoted to myself, my accomplishments, and what I plan to do in the future. As a Commercial Music Technology major working in today's economy, I can see that focusing on one career within the industry is wishful thinking. That is why on my website, I'll talk about the aspects of the industry I would like to focus on after graduation. Those aspects are live sound engineering, recording, and my personal favorite, working for IATSE Local 3.


What is IATSE Local 3?

IATSE stands for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Pittsburgh being the third district under its jurisdiction. However, we do more than just set up and tear down shows like Hamilton or Alladin when they come to town. "Local 3" as it is more commonly known have set up a majority of musical and theartical performances around the Pittsburgh area for over 150 years. Today, Local 3 Stagehands work at venues ranging from what is now called Key Bank Pavilion, all the way to stadium shows at Heinz Field. IATSE also has local unions devoted to trades such as makeup and costume production, television and film production, and even studio mechanics.