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January 2016

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Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes Set for June

Eric Rouse USITT VP - Special Operations

The first Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes will be held Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, in Denver.

The master classes honor the memory of rigging master teacher, author, safety advocate and USITT Fellow Jay O. Glerum, who passed away last year.

The classes have two learning tracks. The advanced level is for experienced professional riggers. The entry level track is for teachers who work on school stages and student/early career riggers.

Entry level classes will cover both counterweight and automated rigging operations and safety. Advanced classes will carry ETCP renewal credit and will be comprised of rotating topics in more intensive areas such as rigging math, rescue planning, and automation.

The advanced classes are being held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and the entry level classes at nearby Metropolitan State University of Denver. The cost is anticipated at $350 for the advanced classes and $150 for the entry-level class.

Registration is planned to open on Jan. 25. More info will be posted at www.usitt.org/glerummasterclass as it becomes available.

Jay Glerum’s wife, Sallie, and four children came to USITT 2015 for the announcement of the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes to be held in his memory.

L to R: USITT Executive Director David Grindle, Phil Glerum, Reid Neslage of sponsor H&H Specialties, USITT Fellow Randy Earle, Peter Glerum, Sallie Glerum, Matt Glerum, Andrea Glerum.