MTSU “Main Street Studios” Opened Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

An enthusiastic mostly student crowd listens intently inside the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University's new Studio D to one of the student-produced tracks featured in the newly rebooted "Listening Night" event in the new Main Street Studios on campus Friday night, Dec. 3. The event, postponed for nearly 18 months because of the pandemic, was part of a grand opening celebration for the nearly $2 million project, which covers almost 5,000 square feet of recording space, control rooms and support space for the relocated Studios D and E. Also listening in are recording industry professor Deborah Shackelford, standing at center left, and Professor Emeritus Chris Haseleu, longtime former department chair and developer of the department's audio production curriculum, standing in the doorway. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)