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)
Fox DeVaughn, left, of Tupelo, Miss., a Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts and Technologies student in Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Recording Industry, listens as fellow MFA student Nate Stoll of Portland, Oregon, checks the levels on a recording of student songwriters in the control room of the department's Studio E Friday night, Dec. 3. The students showcased their talents during the grand opening celebration for the university's new Main Street Studios, a nearly $2 million project that covers almost 5,000 square feet of recording space, control rooms and support space for the relocated Studios D and E. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)
MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Beverly Keel, left, and university Provost Mark Byrnes, right, smile as Department of Recording Industry chair John Merchant, center left, and audio production professor Dan Pfeifer cut a ceremonial ribbon Friday night, Dec. 3, in the control room of Studio D during a grand opening celebration for the new "Main Street Studios." The nearly $2 million project covers almost 5,000 square feet of recording space, control rooms and support space for the relocated Studios D and E. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)
John Merchant, seated, chair of the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, points out an option on the ProTools display screen to professor Dan Pfeifer in the control room of Studio D, one of the department's two newly relocated, customized, expandable recording facilities for students in the newly dubbed Main Street Studios on campus in this file photo. 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, welcomed the public for a grand opening Friday night, Dec. 3. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)
Michael Fleming, an audio production professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, makes excellent use of his years in public radio as he hosts the department's rebooted student-project "Listening Night" event in the newly opened Main Street Studios on campus Friday night, Dec. 3. The event 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. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)
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