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Immaculata University recently received a capital grant from The
Presser Foundation to support the second phase of renovations to its
Music Department facilities. This renovation project was initiated
during the 2011-2012 academic year, when Immaculata was named
an All-Steinway School, an illustrious designation that distinguishes
the University as an institution committed to excellence at the very
highest standards of music education.
The second phase of the renovation project represented a signifi-
cant capital investment for Immaculata University and The Presser
Foundation. The recent renovation included soundproofing the music
practice rooms and upgrading the University’s Piano Lab to a Music
Installation of the Music Technology Lab, which also functions
as a Piano Lab, has enhanced music education and performance. The
upgrade of the lab has enabled the University to provide students
with contemporary tools used to create and produce music. The new
lab nurtures the fundamental skills of musicianship while teaching
students how to apply the tools of technology to music composition,
performance, recording, editing, production, and promotion.
The upgraded lab features 11 iMac workstations (10 student and
one instructor workstation), each equipped with high quality digital
pianos and headsets, as well as advanced development and research
software. The lab also is equipped with an audio network to enable
communication between station computers for collaborative work.
A generous grant from The Presser Foundation supported the
cost of adequately soundproofing the University’s music practice
rooms. The professional soundproofing has enabled students to pro-
duce better sound quality, and it also reduces distractions.
The Music Department is excited that The Presser Foundation
partnered with Immaculata in this endeavor to renovate the Univer-
sity’s facilities. These renovations will spark students’ creativity and
inspire them for a lifetime.
Presser Foundation Awards Grant to IU