The L. Austin Weeks Recording Studio, one of the best academic recording studios in the world, is the home of the Music Engineering program. Recording sessions, recital recordings, and many practical laboratories are held here. Students participate fully in the maintenance, modification, installation, and design of all systems. Hands-on laboratories provide students with practical experience in recording studio technique.
The Weeks Recording Studio’s sound chamber features a 20-foot ceiling, two isolation rooms, assignable microphone panels, audio/video playback, and a Steinway grand piano. The audio equipment in the studio was installed by enrolled students working under faculty supervision; this included installation of components, console wiring, fiber optic network, as well as general maintenance and improvement.
Austin Weeks was a music lover and a generous donor to the Frost School of Music. The L. Austin Weeks Recording Studio is named in his honor through a charitable gift from his family.