Facilities

Professor Emeritus Barbara Hardgrave TheĀ McKenna Theatre, with a capacity of 366, provides a superb acoustical environment for faculty recitals, student ensemble performances, and concerts by visiting artists.


The Julien J. Studley Theatre
, with a capacity of 696, hosts large-ensemble performances by the Symphonic Band, the College-Youth Symphony, the Choral Ensembles, the Jazz Ensembles, and visiting groups including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

The Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall, seating 125, offers an intimate setting for chamber music performances and student recitals.

A new class/rehearsal space including a digital multi-track recording facility is located adjacent to the Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall.

The department has a fully equipped electronic music lab, including Macintosh G4 computers, Roland, EMU, and Yamaha keyboard synthesizers, stereo systems, an Alesis MidiVerb, an EMU E5000 Ultra sampler, Mackie 1604 and 1202 mixers; and software including Digital Performer, Finale, Max/MSP, ProTools Digi001, and Final Cut Pro.

The piano lab includes 17 electronic keyboard units governed by a master control, allowing for individual practice and monitoring by the instructor.


Collegium Musicum
, the ensemble for early music, possesses a large early instrument collection. Included are numerous recorders, crumhorns and shawms, modern copies of renaissance and baroque flutes, lutes, archlute, cittern, rebec, sackbut, cornetto, diatonic harps, bowed psaltery, a set of viols, a hurdy-gurdy, and a harpsichord. The ensemble also holds a rich collection of literature and music from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque eras.


Sojourner Truth Library
has a comprehensive collection of music books, scores, and a subscription to the entire Naxos catalogue, as well as listening stations for CDs and DVDs.