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Peavy Electronics donates to DMI and Levitt AMP series

Mary Peavey of Peavey Electronics, left, joined Miles Fulwider, DMI coordinator of Sound Recording Technology, for the announcement of a major sound equipment donation.

Hartley and Mary Peavey of Peavey Electronics recently donated $4,500 of sound reinforcement equipment to support the DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program at Delta State University in preparation for the upcoming Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series.

“Music inspired my lifelong passion for making the tools that allow us to create music,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation. “I hope that this donation of Peavey products will act as a bridge to link the rich musical legacy of the Delta region to the next generation of music professionals.”

Music industry veteran Tricia Walker, director of the Delta Music Institute, said the Peavey donation will augment the DMI’s live sound reinforcement capabilities and provide students with an additional opportunity to work with state-of-the-art audio technology.

“We are very grateful to receive this support from Peavey Electronics,” said Walker. “Peavey once again stepped up with their excellent products that will be instrumental in the success of the Levitt AMP Music Series here in Cleveland this fall.”

The donated equipment includes four Peavey QW-18 subwoofers and a Peavey IPR2 7500 watt power amp to boost the low end of any number of live sound applications.

“Building on the tradition of Mississippi’s undeniable musical history, gifts like this support the creative and entrepreneurial dreams of the next generation of young entertainment professionals,” added Walker. “The Delta Music Institute, with its entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to studying the music and entertainment industries, serves to advance the musical culture and creative economy that is alive and well in Mississippi.”

Founded by Hartley Peavey in 1965 as a one-man shop, today, Peavey Electronics Corporation is one of the largest makers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers and professional audio systems in the world — distributing more than 2,000 products to more than 130 countries. To find out more, visit

The DMI is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State University. Its mission is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative and business areas of the entertainment industries. The DMI offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Industry Studies. For more information, visit