As Lincoln Trail College’s Theater Renaissance project gets underway, a new committee is working to enhance the project.
Perfect Pitch is working to add state-of-the-art sound isolation practice rooms to the project. The practice rooms are already in the plans for the new building, but these practice rooms would enhance them by adding the sound dampening technology. It would allow students to practice and take lessons without the sounds of other students interfering.
LTC’s current practice rooms have concrete block walls, and Music Instructor Rebecca Carmack says they don’t provide an ideal environment for education. “They are not soundproofed so you can hear other people practicing or taking lessons and they’re very small and dark.”
Carmack says the applied music lesson program has been growing over the last few years. She says there’s a mix of students taking lessons for credit and community members taking non-credit lessons. She believes enhancements like this will only help strengthen the program.
Perfect Pitch is working to raise money to install Wenger SoundLok Sound Isolation Rooms. The rooms are regarded as some of the best soundproofed practice rooms available. The organization, which is a partnership between the LTC Foundation and people who have a passion for the performing arts at LTC, is hoping to raise $90,000 for the rooms.
“The Performing Arts at LTC has greatly impacted so many of us, changed and enriched our lives,” says committee member Barbara Shimer. “This new building is a wonderful testament to the value of music and theater in our community.”
People that want to donate to the project can visit the Lincoln Trail College Foundation’s website at lincolntrailcollegefoundation.com. They have an option where you can donate online, and they have the address where you can send a check.