Sweetwater Sound is partnering with Purdue University Fort Wayne to offer new learning opportunities for music technology students with a facility that opened Monday.
The New Music Center is located on the Sweetwater corporate campus on US 30 in Fort Wayne. The 8,000 8,000 square foot building features an equipment library, conference room, studios, classrooms, teaching spaces, 3 personal booths, and 4 editing suites.
The $1.6 million dollar project, funded by Sweetwater Sound and the Surack family. Chuck Surack is the founder of Sweetwater Sound.
The Purdue University Fort Wayne students will have access to the amenities that the employees do, and also will have some of the employees as their teachers. Leah Brubaker is a junior at PFW and says she is excited for the new facility. “Everything about that new studio is so phenomenal so we’ll be able to gain so much real life experience, that we weren’t able to get before this building opened up.” Brubaker said.
Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer said the facility will take the commitment of PFW to a new level.