AT Collections – Concert Hall Acoustics

Concert halls are complex structures that have to have excellent acoustics for a wide variety of sounds from a single instrument to a symphony orchestra to a grand opera to a solo singer.  Thus, their design requires a great deal of effort. Articles in Acoustics Today cover a wide range of topics with regard to concert halls, from discussions of the contributions of individual architects to the most modern computational methods that enable prediction of acoustics even before the hall is built.

In addition to articles from AT, the Acoustical Society of America has a growing list of podcasts, based on interesting articles in its various publications, that discuss a wide range of topics.   Here is one on Preferred dimension ratios of small rectangular rooms.