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NOTICE: All Fine & Performing Arts events have been canceled due to restrictions on public gatherings imposed by New York State and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Facilities

The McKenna Theatre, with a capacity of 358, 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 620, 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.

The Music Computer Lab: Recording and Electronic Music courses are taught in the Music Computer Lab that also is open outside of class for all students to use to complete their projects and assignments. The lab consists of eight computer stations, each outfitted with the same configuration: Apple 27” iMac computer with Pro Tools, Logic, Sibelius software. Plug-ins include Waves audio and other installed virtual instrument and sample software plug-ins. Each station also has a Focusrite 4i4 audio interface and Yamaha Motif keyboard. Other outboard gear includes headphones, tube preamps, and a lab mic cabinet for small recording setups in the lab.

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.

 

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