This Planning Guide is designed to help you — music educators, administrators, facility planners, archi- tects and consultants — focus on the fundamental requirements of the Music Suite. Though it is written from the perspective of the music educator, your entire planning team can use this information to create a Music Suite that is both effective and exciting.
The following guidelines are the culmination of over 65 years of Wenger experience. By visiting with thousands of music educators, we understand what it takes to make a Music Suite successful and what seemingly insignificant design elements can jeopardize its effectiveness.
Use our expertise. If you have questions, a Wenger representative is always just a phone call away.
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This guide provides brief explanations of the critical factors affecting the Music Suite. By applying this information to your needs and using the tools included, you’ll be able to communicate music area fundamentals to architects and administration more quickly and clearly. You’ll get the most out of this guide if you use it in the following fashion:
• Read the guide thoroughly. • Use the information to establish the fundamental needs of your music program. • Apply these fundamentals to your specific project.
• Use the Planning Guide tools (pages 13, 20 and 26) as the basic programming documents you’ll share with architects.
• Submit your information online at www.wengercorp.com/plan for Wenger consultation.
• Most importantly, start now. The most critical decisions are often made years before construction begins. And, as the project progresses, changes become difficult and cost-prohibitive.