153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
4--8 June 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah

TECHNICAL TOURS


Brigham Young University Acoustics Research Facilities
Monday, 4 June, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A tour of the acoustics research facilities at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah will be conducted on Monday, 4 June 2007. Facilities and current research projects will be shown, as well as the carillon bell tower on the BYU campus. Facilities include a large and small anechoic chamber, two coupled reverberation chambers, and vibration laboratory with scanning laser Doppler vibrometer. Research is ongoing in areas such as active noise control, audio acoustics, energy-based acoustic measurements, nonlinear acoustics, and nearfield acoustic holography. The bus will leave the Hilton Salt Lake City Center at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. The fee for the Technical Tour is $5.00. This fee will be waived for students who register for the tour by 28 May 2007. To register, please email asaslc07@byu.edu. Registration is requested by 28 May 2007. After this date, registration will only be accepted if there is available space.

Tour of Three Salt Lake City Concert Halls
Tuesday 5 June, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session 2aAA on Tuesday morning, 5 June, has been organized as a walking and traveling tour of three concert halls in the Salt Lake Valley. The halls are of a variety of sizes, with both fixed and variable acoustics. A 45-minute tour and technical discussion will be led at each venue by the acousticians and architects who contributed to its design. Pianist Larry Jackstien and other musicians will accompany the tour group and perform briefly in each hall.

The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Hilton in Alpine East. Following the chair's introduction, there will be a short 10-minute walk (two city blocks) from the meeting hotel to Abravanel Hall. After the presentation at Abravanel Hall, chartered bus transportation will be provided to Libby Gardner Concert Hall and Waterford School Concert Hall. The bus should return to the meeting hotel before 12:30 p.m. Box lunches will be provided for a minimal charge to those who wish to eat en route to the hotel. Because space is limited, advanced registration is required. Register by sending your name and contact information to Tim Leishman [tim_leishman@byu.edu or fax: (801) 422-0553]. You will be contacted regarding your lunch preferences.

LDS Conference Center and Mormon Tabernacle
Wednesday, 6 June, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

A technical tour of the LDS Conference Center and the Mormon Tabernacle will be conducted on Wednesday, 6 June 2007. The LDS Conference Center houses a large 21,000 seat auditorium that is used for both musical performances and the spoken word. Acoustical features will be shown, and some of the acoustical challenges will be discussed. The newly renovated Mormon Tabernacle is a unique listening space with its elliptically-shaped ceiling, and some of the acoustical properties of this venue will be shown. Both of these facilities are a short walking distance (3 blocks, about 8-10 min) from the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. A walking group will leave the Hilton at 10:00 a.m. and shuttle transportation will be provided shortly thereafter for those who need it. At the conclusion of the technical tour (12:00 noon), there will be an organ recital in the Mormon Tabernacle. Tour participants are welcome to stay and listen to the recital. This technical tour is free to those wishing to participate, but registration by 28 May 2007 is required. To register, please email asaslc07@byu.edu. If you require shuttle transportation, mention that in your registration message for the tour.