The Music Building is our central facility for practice, rehearsal, recording, and classroom study.
It offers an impressive variety of large, acoustically isolated rehearsal and performance spaces, including a 198-seat Choral Hall, a 280-seat Recital Hall, 4 rehearsal rooms, 7 recording studios, and 72 practice rooms and teaching studios.
The music building and practice rooms are open 24 hours a day.
The conservatory’s inventory of instruments includes:
- Steinway B, D, L, and M performance pianos, including the largest number of B Steinways offered for student use by any music program in the country.
- Franco-Flemish double and two doubles by Eric Herz
- Two fortepianos, a clavichord, two celestes
- A vast collection of professional standard woodwinds, brasses, and strings
- A complete authentic Baroque string quartet
- Gambas, sackbuts, crumhorns, and recorders
- An array of additional Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and exotic Indian instruments
The conservatory maintains seven recording studio labs with both analog and digital workflows taught. Tie lines are wired into several additional larger live rooms where students record in every style and configuration, from small rock bands to full-size symphony orchestras. The studios are open seven days a week during the academic year. All studios are equipped with industry-standard AVID digital audio workstations and peripherals and are kept up to date with the latest from Avid, Ableton, Waves, and many more. For live sound, students learn on Midas and Behringer X32 consoles with both analog and digital splits.
The Performing Arts Center
One of the finest facilities on any East Coast college campus, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located adjacent to the Music Building and is available for the conservatory’s activities. The PAC has four professional performance spaces and one of the largest portable Flentrop tracker organs in the world.