Tanner Roman and Gary Lancaster, audio engineering technology alumni and students of Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Scott Hawley, recently participated in an acoustical renovation of Christ Presbyterian Academy’s (CPA) choir room. The duo teamed up with Randall Griffith of Harrison Entertainment Group to design and construct the new room.
Roman attended and graduated from CPA in 2008 and said he has stayed in touch with a number of teachers since then. At a recent visit to the school, Roman overheard teachers discussing challenges with the choir room. After experiencing the sound quality himself, he remembered back to what he learned in Hawley’s physics 2010 course, one of his favorites at Belmont, and knew he could help.
The room’s renovation included a modification of the AC system, framing walls, adding panels and thermodynamic bass traps, stretching acoustical fabric, laying insulation in the ceiling, building multifusers, diffusers and installing a new sound system.
Roman said the opportunity to use his Belmont education for CPA’s success was incredibly meaningful. “I have kept both Christ Presbyterian Academy and Belmont University close like family,” Roman said. “I am grateful for the amazing education I have received from both and am so excited and humbled to be able to give back in this way.”
Since the renovation, Roman has gone back to CPA for a presentation on the basics of acoustical physics.