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, a Schlicker two-manual Baroque style organ, and a Shortridge-Jacquet two-manual harpsichord. Additional music resources include a five-octave Zuckerman clavichord and CD-Rom instructional and research stations.
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, Adam Crandell, and visit the Music Library webpage.
Practice Rooms and Instrument Storage in Union and Roberts Hall
Practice rooms are available on the lower levels of both Union and Roberts Hall, on a first-come, first-served basis. Larger practice rooms suitable for chamber music rehearsals are available in Union Hall: Classrooms 111 and 114 (sign out with Amy Rouse, Administrative Assistant), and MacCrate Recital Hall.
Instruments may be stored in Room 223 of Union Hall (information regarding access may be obtained from Amy Rouse, Administrative Assistant), or in the backstage lockers in Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to purchase your own lock. Large instruments such as double bass and harp may be stored in the Instrument Storage Room, backstage in Marshall Auditorium. For access to the Instrument Storage Room please contact Nancy Merriam, Performance Coordinator, for details.
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.
MacCrate Recital Hall is primarily used for classes, private lessons and performances. The two pianos in the hall are kept locked when not in use. Keys to these pianos are issued to advanced pianists enrolled in private study or chamber music. These students may sign up for practice time on the sign-up sheet posted outside Room 223 in Union Music Building. Other students who wish to practice in MacCrate without needing a piano are free to use the space when it is available and should contact Nancy Merriam, Performance Coordinator, if they wish to reserve time in the hall. MacCrate Recital Hall is left unlocked except during mid-semester breaks and vacation periods.
Marshall Auditorium in Roberts Hall
Roberts Hall houses Marshall Auditorium where large concerts are performed. The auditorium offers a Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano, a Schlicker two-manual Baroque style organ, and a Shortridge-Jacquet two-manual harpsichord. Additional music resources include a five-octave Zuckerman clavichord.
The backstage area of Marshall Auditorium contains a baby grand piano which is left unlocked at all times. Students may use this space on a first-come, first-served basis when no scheduled performances or rehearsals are taking place on the Marshall stage.