The Department of Music is located at the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex within a public university that includes the 1400-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, the 240-seat Schroeder Hall, Music Education Hall, and meeting and conference facilities. The department's presents more than 75 concerts a year in Weill and Schroeder halls. As we like to say: for SSU music students, Weill Hall is our "lab."
Music Education Hall
The Department of Music is housed in Music Education Hall at the Green Music Center.
This academic wing provides students and faculty with:
- Schroeder Hall and the Brombaugh Opus 9 tracker orgen
- Large rehearsal (2800 sq ft) room with adjustable acoustics
- Small rehearsal room (1200 sq ft) designed for use by the jazz ensembles and other amplified music groups
- Two general-purpose smart classrooms accommodating 60 students each
- Seven sound–isolated teaching studio/practice rooms
- One rehearsal/classroom (900 sq ft)
- One piano laboratory equipped with 17 Clavinova keyboards (900 sq ft)
- Seventeen studio/offices for faculty
- 12 grand and five upright pianos
- Two administrative office suites for the academic departments and Green Music Center
- Music library
- Instrument storage rooms
- Dedicated keyboard storage (adjacent to concert hall)
Until 2008, the Department of Music was housed in Ives Hall, a 50,000 sq ft structure completed in 1967. Ives Hall is the site of the Walford Recording Studio, which underwent a major remodel and upgrade in 2015. Ives also houses Warren Auditorium, a proscenium-style theatre with permanent seating for 200. The department maintains several dedicated music studios and 12 practice rooms in Ives to supplement those in the Green Music Center. Practice rooms are open to all students, with priority for students enrolled in music classes.