Those who knew RMAF founder Al Stiefel remember him for his spirit of inclusiveness and his passion for high quality sound. As one person put it, “… And that is what Al had made of all of us, friends, a community of great people who happen to be music lovers.”
In remembrance of Al, his wife, Marjorie Baumert, honors his life and his passion for music by having the Al Stiefel Legacy Room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. “I think we could all agree that a large part of Al’s legacy was his inclusiveness and ability to welcome newcomers into the RMAF fold. He loved to champion the underdog with the great idea and applauded those who had the vision and bravery to take a chance. He really did celebrate sound in so many ways! Al’s Legacy Room is funded by other exhibitors and industry supporters who wish to extend Al’s gift of inclusiveness, and will go to a new manufacturer with an innovative product, or one who simply needs a little help.”
Past Recipients of The Al Stiefel Legacy Room
• 2009 – Carnegie Acoustics
• 2010 – Bamberg Audio
• 2011 – Musical Concepts/Musical Design
• 2012 – PranaFidelity
• 2013 – TFC
• 2014 – 3beez
• 2015 – Grace Design
• 2016 – Sonoma Acoustics
• 2017 – JWM Acoustics
RMAF 2018 will host the 10th Legacy Room in Al’s honor. The ideal candidate is a manufacturer, reseller or retailer that has an innovative product and would greatly benefit by achieving a foothold through an RMAF appearance, or a past exhibitor who may not have the means to exhibit this year.
If you would like to nominate a potential exhibitor, or apply yourself, click here for an application form. Please complete the form and submit it by Friday, June 1, 2018. The final selection will be made by members of the Colorado Audio Society, and the winner will be notified by Friday, June 15, 2018 via e-mail.