Case Study: More Space Needed for Music

When the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) wanted to renovate its School of Music, it had specific features it was looking for when purchasing furniture for the facility. The most important aspect is the amount of available space for the necessary equipment students would be using such as a keyboard, synthesizer and a CPU. The furniture had to provide a clear, unobstructed view of the front of the classroom. It also needed to be durable to withstand years of student use and abuse.

UW found that the Wenger Corporation met all of its needs of space, durability and visibility. The company recently redesigned its two music lab workstations to fit the increasing size of equipment, and at the same time offer more features and flexibility. Designed for 61-key of 88-key music keyboards, respectively, the Music Lab Workstation and Expanded Music Lab Workstation both feature a new pullout computer keyboard shelf. The pullout tablet arm also increases the amount of available workspace.

Each workstation features a music holder located off to the side, as well as a monitor that is also offset. The music holder is made of transparent acrylic to achieve a see-through appearance. The workstations also are designed to give the student comfortable access to all of the components by featuring a cockpit design. All equipment is at the fingertips, accommodates students of different heights and meets ADA requirements.

Reinforced construction enables the workstation to withstand even the heaviest loads with a rugged frame made of 14-gauge steel and heavy-duty casters for multi-area flexibility.

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