The orchestra shell is one of the best tools we can give our performing musicians. It helps to direct the sound back towards the musicians as they’re playing, as well as to the audience members, rather than up into the catwalk above the stage.

Wally Easter, associate professor of music in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, explains how the orchestra shell helps to enhance sound during orchestral performances.

 

Our One Cool Thing series continues on the blog next week–be sure to check back then!