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This beautifully illustrated volume takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour through music education facilities designed during the past 30 years, with a particular emphasis on the acoustical and architectural design of the locations. The book opens with a series of essays from key design team members, including an architect, owner, music director, and audio designer. The main body of the work consists of a rich array of contributions from acoustical consulting firms and music education facility designers from across the world on their recent innovative works in the area of music education facility acoustics. Each entry includes high-resolution photos and renderings, scientific data, and evocative descriptions of the music education facilities. Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in music education architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Reflections from Key Design Team Members

Frontmatter

The Soundscape of Music Rehearsal and Education Facilities

Abstract
The soundscape of music rehearsal is a multi-year, international investigation into the qualitative and quantitative acoustical attributes and design strategies for music rehearsal and education facilities.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Architecture and Acoustics in an Era of Experimentation

Abstract
Architecture and acoustics are inextricably intertwined, using the same tools (volume, shape, surface) to create places for the exchange of ideas transmitted through sound, movement, and words. This remains true for well-established building types like concert halls, theaters and opera houses.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Audio/Video System Designers as Interpreters

Abstract
Audio/video system designers are responsible not only for producing design documents, but also for advocating for the occupants and users of a space.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Supporting the Student in Theatre Design

Abstract
In almost 25 years as a Theatre Consultant, I have had the honor to contribute to the design of over 500 performance spaces.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Music Education Facilities

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List of Contributed Music Education Facilities

Abstract
Academy of the Holy Names Tampa, FL | USA
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Primary & Secondary Education Facilities

Abstract
As one of Tampa’s leading preparatory schools with a co-educational elementary and middle school and an all-girls high school, Academy of the Holy Names offers a well-rounded educational experience, but needed a performing arts facility to house their arts programs, to engage professional-level instructors and guest performers, and to successfully compete with other private schools in the area.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Higher Education Facilities: Completed 2000-2014

Abstract
The music program at Bethune-Cookman University enjoys a rich tradition immersed in exciting performances and cultural enrichment and has grown into one of the most recognized and most comprehensive music programs in the Southeastern United States.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Higher Education Facilities: Completed 2015-2020

Abstract
Carleton College had purchased a high school building, located on the edge of their campus, which was being used by the theatre, dance, and cinema and media studies departments.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

Music Conservatories, Music Rehearsal Spaces, & Community Centers

Abstract
The Boston Conservatory’s urban campus occupies several buildings in the dense Fenway area of Boston. The school had long struggled to provide sufficient space for music practice and rehearsals.
Lauren M. Ronsse, Martin Lawless, Shane J. Kanter, David T. Carreon Bradley

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