Center for the Performing Arts
The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) opened in the fall of 2002. This state-of-the-art facility offers a fully tunable concert hall with a state-of-the-art sound booth and recording capabilities. The concert hall seats 850 and is divided into three tiers, providing for an intimate experience from any seat. During the summer of 2004 a MIDI-capable Rodger's 3-manual Organ was installed.
Kemp Recital Hall
Housed in the Centennial East Building, Kemp Recital Hall is a 189 seat performance hall that provides a large concert feel in a more personal venue. The Benny Kemp Recital Hall was named for the former Assistant Chairman of the School of Music and member of the piano faculty.Additionally there is studio space for music faculty and graduate assistants.
Located in the Bone Student Center, Braden Auditorium seats 3,483, including accessible seating. Review the specs for Braden Auditorium.
Rehearsal and Classroom Facilities
- Cook Hall is comprised of three large ensemble rehearsal spaces, twenty-four teaching studios for private applied music lessons, and twenty-two sound-proof student practice modules. Additionally, there is an instrument repair workshop as well as orchestral, band, and choral libraries for faculty and student director use. The facility is named for the former President of the University (1890-1900), John W. Cook.
- Centennial East, built in 1957, houses the administrative offices of the School of Music, the Band Office, a faculty/staff resource room, four academic music classrooms, and a group instruction piano lab with 15 MIDI capable electric keyboards. Additionally there is studio space for music faculty and graduate assistants.
- Centennial West, a shared space with the School of Theatre, houses classrooms for music education and music therapy students as well as faculty studio space.
- Old Union provides students with twelve practice modules. This space is primarily utilized by students rehearsing with accompanists or students with piano, voice, or harp as their primary applied area of study.
- Computer Labs designed specifically for students in music and the arts are overseen by ORAT, the Office of Research in Arts Technology. These labs offer both Macintosh and Windows machines and are dedicated to specific creative endeavors.