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Auralex Founder Named to Music Advisory Board

Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics, has been asked to serve on the Department of Music and Arts Technology Music Industry Advisory Board, part of the Purdue University Department of Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics, has been asked to serve on the Department of Music and Arts Technology Music Industry Advisory Board, part of the Purdue University Department of Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Smith will serve as an Advisory Board member for three years, during which he will provide insight and help bridge the gap between industry and academia.

"As an active member of the community, I am proud to serve on the board of a growing university like IUPUI and be given the opportunity to better educate students on acoustics and the music industry in general," said Smith in a statement.

In his role as advisory board member, Smith will contribute to the strategic planning and assessment of undergraduate programs for the Department of Music and Arts Technology, appraising the competency level of the department's graduates; determining adequate facilities, laboratories, and equipment; and assisting in securing external support for the school.

"As president of a local manufacturer, we believe that Eric will help to forge collaborative relationships between education and industry in Indiana.," said Fred J. Rees, department chair at IUPUI. "This is key to retaining technical talent, while contributing to the economic development and health of the music industry."

As an advocate of education, Smith has guest lectured at high schools and colleges on the subjects of broadcasting, acoustics, and business throughout the Indianapolis area and beyond.

IUPUI is an urban university in Indiana, with 20 schools and academic units that grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University.



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