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Fine Arts Library Recording Studio

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
127 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 01, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Fine Arts Library Recording Studio



Thank you for your support!



We surpassed our original goal! We now want to raise $15,000 to further enhance the quality of the FAL Recording Studio. Additional funds will enable us to incorporate better sound-proofing and even better software.

These improvements would not be an option without your help. Thank you for your past and continued support as we continue to work toward building an even better Fine Arts Library Recording Studio!


About this project:

The Fine Arts Library Recording Studio will provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and software to all current UT students, faculty, and staff.

The studio will provide equipment for song creation:

  • a “voice over booth” that provides significant sound isolation for singers and narrators to practice and record vocal parts
  • computer workstation with industry standard software like Pro Tools, will allow users to compose, record, edit, and mix all in a HD digital environment
  • midi keyboard
  • mixer
  • microphones

The studio will also employ graduate students and have librarians available for technical assistance and instruction.

Having this studio fills an important need for our students. More and more assignments outside the arts now require multi-media presentations, so more and more students are being assigned collaborative projects for their coursework. Currently there is no place on campus for students from all majors to have access to this type of studio.  This technology exists on campus but you have to be affiliated with a specific department that runs the studio. 

The Fine Arts Library Recording Studio will be open to all current UT students, staff, and faculty regardless of their major or department.

Help us make a difference:

Inspiration thrives in spaces where people have the opportunity to create freely, and we believe that starts with access. UT Libraries and the College of Fine Arts have provided partial funding for this project, but we need $10,000 to purchase the equipment necessary for the Fine Arts Recording Studio. This means every dollar you donate will go directly toward outfitting this studio with state-of-the-art equipment that will be accessible to all UT staff, faculty, and students.  Plus, all donations are tax deductible, as donations through this site go directly through The University of Texas at Austin.

Every dollar helps us towards our goal. Please make a donation and help us make a difference for all students on campus, and spread the word about our project by using the icons at the top of the page to share with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Help us live up to UT’s motto: what starts here changes the world!

Can we count on you?

Student Testimonials

Student Testimonial - Alex Smith

Alex Smith   Music Production, Sophomore

Well, I work in my shoddy home studio everyday. It's very low key with the ultimate level of "just the essentials". Having a place to have access to more equipment, like 2 mics, different kind of mics, instruments, workstations, really awesome sound monitors, would make the biggest difference in the world. Having a professional area adds a level beyond hanging up egg cartons and stuffed animals to help reduce room noise. The possibilities are endless.

Ian Price   Theatre and Dance & Radio, Television, and Film, junior

As an aspiring Voice-Over Actor, I myself have my own Mic that I use for recording lines for audio-dramas, audiobooks, online-cartoons, ect. However, I also live with 3 other roommates, in an apartment that, well, isn't soundproof. Whenever someone is simply watching TV in the living room, I cannot record. And don't even get me started about recording lines that require yelling.

Basically, a recording studio, open and free to students would not only clear up those types of problems, but could also give good startups for the next 'Welcome to Night Vale', or Beyonce. There are many here who have talent but just don't have the money, or the space to record in their home or in a private recording studio. As a college who prides itself on changing the world, its only right for us to have the resources to get started.

Justin LaVergne   Theatre, senior

Recording studio would benefit me by being able to create voice overs for theatrical productions. As well as record songs to send out as demos to help me pay for school.

Rock Stars

  • William "Bill" Bacon
  • lorraine haricombe 
  • Henry Jungman
  • Chris Plonsky
  • Jan Roberts
  • John Wombwell


  • Annonymous 
  • Jennifer Barnett
  • David Hunter
  • Tom + Regina Nichols
  • Marc Soto


Our way
of Thanking You


Thank you for supporting our project! We will be sending you email updates about the project.

19 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Social Media Shout Out

Receive a thank you via social media - Facebook: PCL and the UT Libraries, Twitter: @UTLibraries

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Estimated Delivery: May 2015



Receive an invitation to the opening of the Fine Arts Library Recording Studio.

26 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2015


Concert Goer

Receive an invitation to a student band performance in the Fine Arts Library.

1 of 40 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016



Receive a hand-written thank you note from a student and your name listed on our project description.

2 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2015


Rock Star

Receive a special recording of "The Eyes of Texas," and your name will be listed in the Fine Arts Library Recording Studio.

4 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2015
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