A Trip in Musical History


Rose-Hulman’s music department in collaboration with the Antique Phonograph Society hosted a pop-up music museum.

Students in attendance had the opportunity to listen to some of the earliest “talking machines” in history. The exhibit included devices created by Thomas Edison, Emile Berliner, and the Columbia and Victor phonograph companies.
Professors in the music department believe that this type of experience is one of a kind.

“With something like this, you realize that the people who were listening to music 100 years ago, weren’t simply less intelligent than us. They were every bit the geniuses of today and tomorrow,” said David Chapman, RHIT Assistant Professor of Music.

Chapman estimates that over 500 students attended today’s pop-up museum.

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