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Renovation in Marietta College Hermann Fine Arts Center
Posted on: 10/22/2012
By  Kylie Smith

Marietta College’s Hermann Fine Arts Center has long been a place where beautiful singing could be heard.

Now, those same notes sound even better after renovation of the choir practice room.

WMOA News spoke with the music professor Dr. Daniel Monek, who says the area is basically a cinder block two story room.

“There was nothing to absorb sound, so before we did the renovation, there was too much reverberation and unequal sound frequency – so, some higher notes would not ring as well as some lower notes and vice versa – and there was difficulty in hearing full quality of the sound.”

To combat these issues the College spent $18,000 dollars to have the Wenger Corporation install an acoustic panel system on the ceiling and walls.

Dr. Monek says choir students noticed the changes immediately. “The second you said something in the room, you could tell the difference. Rehearsals are easier and quicker and it’s a big win for us, we’re really enjoying the space.”

The Marietta College choir’s first concert of the season is November 2 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public and being held at the First Congregational Church on Front Street.


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