Acoustics is the study of sound, more specifically, the study of the propogation of energy through matter in the form of vibrational waves. This science is studied by both musicians and engineers, and has concepts applied in architecture, structural and civil engineering, marine biology, and of course physics!
Because if its interdisciplinary nature, these many of the things around you are a product of acoustical engineering. The headphones on your walkman were specially designed to synthesize harmonics to simulate bass sounds meant for high-end speakers. Your local movie theater was designed by one of these engineers to provide an ideal mix of direct sound, initial reflections, and reverberations for that situation. Here are some explorations into the areas of acoustics. Turn on your computer's sound; these have QuickTime audio.