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VDM to Launch a Sound & Music Studio

New exhibit to teach children about sound and how it translates into music

February 1, 2016  |  Back to Blog & News

The Virginia Discovery Museum is pleased to announce that the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band will sponsor a Sound & Music Studio as part of the Museum’s 25 th anniversary renovation. The Sound & Music Studio will enable children to explore the concepts of vibration, pitch, volume and melody through interactive exhibits designed for the Museum’s young visitors. Installations planned for the exhibit include an oscilloscope, a sound wave machine, and a musical instrument petting zoo. 

“We are thrilled to partner with the Bama Works Fund to launch the Sound & Music Studio,” VDM Interim Executive Director Janine Dozier said. “The Sound and Music Studio is a perfect fit for Little Cville, the Discovery Museum’s back gallery, in which everything that makes Charlottesville a special place to live is represented from a child’s vantage point.”

The Sound & Music Studio will join current exhibits, including a mini Paramount Theater, the UVA Children’s Hospital exam room, the Panera Bread café, and the Pollination Station, which includes a live observation honey bee hive. The Museum anticipates launching the new studio in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary Renovation, slated for April 2016. The board and staff of the Museum are fundraising for this renovation, in which they hope to launch five additional new exhibits: a Sensory Studio, S.T.E.M. Lab, Creation Station art studio, Literacy Lounge, and Construction Zone.

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the renovation should contact Interim Co-Executive Directors Janine Dozer and Beth Solak.

See the Finished Exhibit


The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band supports Charlottesville area nonprofit organizations, with a focus on disadvantaged youth, people living with disabilities, protection of the environment, and the arts and humanities. Established in 1999, the Bama Works Fund has raised more than $40 million and has made over 1,200 grants since its inception.