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The field of acoustics is highly specialized in its content, yet broad in its application. As such, specialists in acoustics find themselves in a variety of industry sectors and disciplines. Most commonly, career paths lead toward building design and consulting, product design, and audio visual systems design. However, acoustical studies graduates also pursue careers in music, musical instrument design, media & communications, signal processing, military & defense, hearing research, occupational health, industrial hygiene, transportation, and environmental science.

Acoustical Studies graduates from the Peabody Institute have been very successful at securing enviable positions in a variety of industry sectors and ongoing education. A subset of firms, corporations and institutions is listed to follow :

Acoustics and Audio Visual Design

  • Threshold Acoustics
  • Jaffe Holden Acoustics
  • Pershing Technologies
  • Convergent Systems Design Group
  • Acoustical Design Collaborative
  • Veneklasen Associates
  • Cerami Associates
  • Shen, Milsom & Wilke
  • Stantec
  • ARUP

Broadcast, Recording and Production

  • National Public Radio
  • Tanglewood Music Festival
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Aspen Music Festival
  • Brevard Music Festival

Product Design and Application

  • Apple Inc.
  • XMOS Voice & Audio Interfaces
  • Bose Corporation
  • RPG Acoustical Systems
  • Polk Audio / Sound United
  • Definitive Technologies

Further Graduate Study

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New England Conservatory