The Union Music Building houses classrooms, practice rooms, the Music Library and listening room, as well as the MacCrate Recital Hall for rehearsals and small concerts.
Large concerts take place in the Marshall Auditorium of Roberts Hall which offers a Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano, and a Shortridge-Jacquet two-manual harpsichord. Additional music resources include a five-octave Zuckerman clavichord and CD-Rom instructional and research stations.
Music Building Project
Haverford College’s new facility for music education, rehearsal, and performance will improve and enhance the campus community’s longstanding and robust engagement with the musical arts. As the concluding project funded by the Lives that Speak: The Campaign for Haverford, the renovation of Roberts Hall for the BiCo Music program is the culmination of a simultaneous lift across Founders Green to renovate core academic spaces.
Union Music Library in Union Hall
Union Music Library is located on the basement level of the Union Music Building, and serves to support music research and performance.
The Music Library houses a variety of music scores, chamber music parts, audio recordings, video recordings, and core reference works. Additional research materials, most notably books about music and the collected works of many composers, are housed in Magill Library. The library is equipped with public computers—which are installed with music notation & editing software—and analog playback devices. For further information about the Music Library, you are welcome to contact the music librarian, Guillermo Gómez, and visit the Music Library webpage.
Practice Rooms and Instrument Storage
Music Teaching, Practice and Rehearsal Spaces, Fall 2020
Constraints imposed by both the construction of our new facility and COVID-19 will create changes in our practice and instrument storage facilities and how we use them.
MacCrate Recital Hall in Union Hall
MacCrate Recital Hall is located on the second floor of the Union Music Building and is used for rehearsals and small concerts.
Marshall Auditorium in Roberts Hall
Roberts Hall houses Marshall Auditorium where large concerts are performed. The auditorium offers a Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano, and a Shortridge-Jacquet two-manual harpsichord. Additional music resources include a five-octave Zuckerman clavichord.