Skyfold at Valley Christian Schools Music Conservatory

The new Conservatory building incorporates a multipurpose rehearsal hall that can be used as one large room or divided into two smaller spaces.

Check out this article about an operable partition at Valley Christian Schools Conservatory. The walls are for a rehearsal space where sound control is of the utmost importance. As I’ve mentioned before, Skyfold is ideal for sound control. The school has been extremely happy with the performance of these Skyfold walls. Troy Gunter, Vice President and Director of  the Conservatory of the Arts exclaimed that, “the sound was wonderful, and both performers and audiences loved the entire evening. Constellation’s effect was so natural that nobody noticed anything about the acoustics.” Here’s an excerpt from the post:

Students at Valley Christian Schools’ Conservatory of the Arts in San Jose, Calif. are honing their musical skills in a high-tech rehearsal and performance facility unlike any other in the country. Completed in late 2011, the new Conservatory building incorporates a multipurpose rehearsal hall that can be used as one large room or divided into two smaller spaces. In any of the three space configurations, the acoustical characteristics can be instantly optimised for music style and ensemble size using the permanently installed Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.

“The school wanted acoustics with exceptional variability,” says James Black of Acoustic Dimensions’ San Diego office and principal acoustical consultant for the Conservatory project. “The idea was to accommodate anything from a small string ensemble to a full marching band, either for rehearsals or for performances with temporary seating. We presented options for physical and electronic solutions, and in the end they determined that Constellation offered the degree of acoustical flexibility and quality they needed.”

In the open configuration, the room measures about 60 by 80ft and can accommodate an audience of up to 250 for a medium-sized ensemble recital. Lowering dual Skyfold walls (forming a four-foot air space between) creates two acoustically isolated rehearsal spaces.

[read more at lsionline.co.uk]

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