The UC Theatre’s Concert Career Pathways is a workforce training program that teaches young people the technical, creative, and business aspects of concert and event promotion. Within 9 months, participants will attend hands-on workshops, shadow The UCT Staff, experience work-based learning, and receive guidance in employment opportunities. CCP curriculum is offered through staff expertise and partnerships with community professionals and established organizations. 

Our Concert Career Pathways Program seeks to address the following challenges:

  • Challenges for employment for disconnected youth
  • Lack of diversity within the concert promotion industry
  • Barriers to safe learning spaces

Applications for the Concert Career Pathways Program for Cohort 9 are now closed.
​​​​​​​Applications for Cohort 10 will open April 15, 2025.


This unique program is an integral part of The UC Theatre and is an outgrowth of Founder and President, David M. Mayeri’s own experience as a 16-year-old Berkeley High School intern, working Bill Graham Presents (BGP) shows at the Berkeley Community Theater. He left 35 years later as Chief Operating Officer of BGP.

Read about our program in ForbesBARTable, and Hypebot.

The 2023-24 application period begins on March 1st, 2023. If you are interested in applying for the next cohort, stay tuned!

The UC Theatre thanks our individual donors, foundations and corporate supporters who help make our education program possible:

Amazon ~ Bayer Development Agreement Funding ~ City of Berkeley ~ Kimball Foundation ~ Quest Foundation ~ Spotify ~ Taube Philanthropies  ~  Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture



Photo of education board members  Photo of interns on industry tour  Photo of Interns and education director

Concert Career Pathways – A nine month program for young people ages 17-25 that combines hands-on workshops and paid internships.

Youth Advisory Board (YAB) – Comprised of 10 young people ages 17-25, our YABs provide the young person’s perspective for the program design, implementation evaluation, and outreach of The UC Theatre’s education program.

Event Business & Leadership Training offers further training in technical, business and leadership to graduates of our education programs

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS – Groups from local schools and youth organizations will get an insider’s view of The UC Theatre prior to experience a live music performance.

EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – has provided support and guidance to ensure that the program is accessible to all young people in the Bay Area. It is made up of educational and youth development leaders from Berkeley Rep School of TheatreBerkeley Unified School DistrictBerkeley Youth AlternativesBerkeley YMCA-PG&E Teen CenterCenter for Independent LivingRYSE Youth Center and Youth UpRising.

For inquiries about the education programs at The UC Theatre, please email [email protected]

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