New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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WCSU maintains facilities necessary for the artistic growth of students and faculty. In addition to Ives Concert Hall, facilities for the Department of Music include 44 practice rooms, 2 large rehearsal rooms, 17 faculty studios, a Music Technology Lab, and 4 technologically enhanced classrooms. In addition, the WCSU Department of Music is committed to offering its students the best possible access to current technology related to music and music education.  Six technologically enhanced practice rooms, as well as an Allen & Heath/EAW sound system in Ives Concert Hall augment a 16-station Music Technology Lab. Four classrooms are equipped with Apple Macintosh computers, projection, and DVD systems. The Connecticut State Legislature recently approved and has fully funded the design and construction of a new $97 million instructional center for the newly created School of Visual and Performing Arts (Departments of Music, Theater, and Art.)

New Instructional and Performance Center for the School of Visual and Performing Arts

New Instructional and Performance Center for the School of Visual and Performing Arts

Construction began in October 2011, with completion scheduled for February, 2014. Classes will begin in the new facility in the fall of 2014. This new facility will include:

An 350 Seat Concert Hall
Performer Support Spaces
Production Support
2 Large Rehearsal Rooms
Recording Studio, featuring a Solid State Logic Duality SE audio console
40 Practice Rooms
Teaching Studios
1 Music Technology Classroom
3 Music Classrooms/Chamber Ensemble Rooms

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