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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held to Launch the New ASM Auditorium

Completed on time and to budget, the ASM auditorium has 500 seats and state-of-the-art technology

On September 4th, ASM held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil our brand new 500-seat auditorium. The auditorium is fully equipped for a wide range of events with state-of-the-art presentation technology and recording capabilities. We look forward to the auditorium hosting everything from student performances, talent shows, class and parent meetings to choir, band, and orchestra concerts, not to mention the fabulous ASM musicals and graduation ceremony in true American style.

Present and past members of the Board of Trustees, ASM leadership team, the Project and construction teams, and representatives from the municipality of Opera and the US Consulate were on hand for the opening ceremony.  They, and members of the ASM administration, including former ASM Director Mrs. Maureen O. Madden, financing banks and many others, were profusely thanked by ASM Board of Trustee President, Mrs. Alessandra Piccinino, for helping to complete the project on time and to budget. Special features include acoustic paneling, a full digital touch control booth, specialized scenic lights, a cluster sound system and, on the roof, solar panels as ASM is an eco-school.

The auditorium, a final component of ASM’s Strategic Expansion/Facilities Plan, is designed to increase the quality of our music and art programs, provide a dedicated space for our 50+ school events each year and continue to offer more opportunities for our talented students and performers. The auditorium also continues to differentiate ASM from other international schools in Milan with its spacious and state-of-the-art campus and facilities. 

The event culminated with a performance by several ASM IB music students whose voices showed the power of the new acoustics systems.