June 19, 2007

Acoustic Systems has joined with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the Austin Independent School District (AISD), and the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) to provide fund the AMD Music and Arts Institute at the Austin (Texas) Area Urban League. The institute supports young people who aspire to become accomplished musicians but may be financially unable to pursue their goal.

The principal contributors to the institute are all based in Austin, Texas, a city sometimes referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

ETS-Lindgren – Acoustic Systems (www.ets-lindgren.com/acoustics) provided the institute with three state-of-the-art acoustic chambers for acoustic performance and to enhance the institute’s professional studio recording capabilities. AMD provided a financial investment to launch the institute and also contributed its AMD64 technology, which will expose students to the budding field of digital media and entertainment. AISD will support and monitor the link between music education and students doing well academically in school while AAUL will provide the hands-on education for future musicians, composers and producers.

“As a corporation, ETS-Lindgren is committed to advancing engineering technology globally,” says Bryan Sayler, senior vice president and general manager at ETS-Lindgren – Acoustic Systems. “To contribute our acoustic capabilities to this institute and local students who would not otherwise have this education is a win-win for the company and Austin.”

"This is a prime example of the positive things that can happen when the community, the corporate sector and organization leaders join together to invest in our future,” Larry Davis, AAUL board chairperson, says. “We are poised for great outcomes with the music institute.”

Source: ETS-Lindgren – Acoustic Systems