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The Robb Report features APSU Concert Hall as among nation's Top 10

Austin Peay State Universitys Concert Hall is featured by The Robb Report as one of the top 10 premiere concert halls in the nation.

APSUs Concert Hall, located in the Music/Mass Communication Building, is included in the article, Superior Sights & Sounds, published in the March/April 2006 edition of The Robb Report Home Entertainment Magazine.
Austin Peay State University's Concert Hall is featured by The Robb Report as one of the top 10 “premiere concert halls” in the nation.

APSU's Concert Hall, located in the Music/Mass Communication Building, is included in the article, “Superior Sights & Sounds,” published in the March/April 2006 edition of The Robb Report Home Entertainment Magazine.

The introduction to the article says, “We traveled the nation in search of the premiere concert hallswhere aesthetics and acoustics are in complete harmony.”

The other nine halls featured for a superior blend of “sight and sound” are The Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, New York; Boston Symphony Hall; Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; Sosnoff Theater in Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Benaroya Hall, Seattle; Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall, State University of New York at Fredonia; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, N.Y.; and Maurice Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City.

According to the article: “Austin Peay State University's Concert Hall is a multipurpose venue for music, theater, dance and opera, so the challenge was to achieve a harmonious balance between the competing demands of orchestral music and the spoken word.”

The cutline accompanying the photo of the APSU Concert Hall says, “At Austin Peay State University, nearly every seat in the house is tops, and nearly every performance is free.”

The article cites many of the unique acoustical details of the APSU Concert Hall that make it, according to The Robb Report, one of the top 10 in the nation.

David Kahn of Artec Consultants Inc., New York City, served as the acoustical designer for APSU's Concert Hall, working with Clark and Associates Architects, Clarksville.

APSU President Sherry Hoppe said, “On its Web site, The Robb Report says it is ‘dedicated to providing relevant information and news to purveyors of luxury goods and to those people and entities that have the desire and financial means to purchase, maintain and enjoy the finest things in life.'

“We're delighted that Austin Peay's Concert Hall was selected for inclusion in this prestigious magazine. To be rated alongside Carnegie Hall is to reach the pinnacle. For our students, faculty and community, The Robb Report article validates what we already believed.”

For more information about the APSU Concert Hall or Department of Music, telephone (931) 221-7818. — Dennie B. Burke