The primary holdings of the university for music and dance materials are located within Love Library.
The School of Music has two, state-of-the-art Roland digital keyboard labs that are utilized for all class piano courses. These digital instruments offer weighted keyboard action, sequencing and recording capability, sampled sounds, arranging capability and multi-track output.
The electronic music studio is a continually upgraded, full-featured facility for the study of sound design, audio production and integration with video. All workstations are Macintosh powered and feature Pro-Tools capability.
Design Philosophy: provide students access to a pro-level facility for composition, recording and sound design with up-to-date and state-of-the-art hardware and software. The studio is available for students enrolled in the electro-acoustic composition course sequence.
Facility Description: The studio contains 4 workstations, and is connected to an isolation booth with studio drum kit, and a main recording room with Steinway 7 ft. grand piano and Internet2 high speed internet gateway for simultaneous distributed recording sessions and performances. Workstation details.
The Indonesian Gamelan is housed in M119 and dedicated entirely to the study and performance of this intriguing and influential world music tradition.
Adjacent to the Electronic Music Studio is the School’s newest lab space featuring high-speed connectivity suitable for live, synchronous online master classes, performances and other events via Internet2 with artists located across the world.
The jazz combo room is used exclusively by the jazz studies combos and includes complete recording, surround sound speaker system, audio/visual capabilities, a new Steinway grand, drumset, vibraphone, other related gear and a jazz improvisation library.
Two rooms are equipped specifically for music education and liberal studies classes. One is equipped with 35 Yamaha keyboard stations. Both are roomy and permit movement-based learning and training in content such as Orff-Schulwerk and integrating music within other curricular structures and teaching contexts. A special office has also been reserved for the use of California Music Project fellows and graduate assistant.
The multimedia lab is located on the second floor of the music building and offers 24 Macintosh work-stations that each contain MIDI synthesizers. Additionally the lab contains graphic scanning stations, and networked printers. Additional information.
Practice rooms for keyboard majors (six rooms containing grand pianos) are located on the second floor of the music building. Forty basement practice rooms are available at all times the building is open and offer a mixture of rooms with or without keyboard instruments. Sign up times are only required for the grand pianos on the second floor - all others are open as available. A second floor studio is also available for small ensemble rehearsals and must be reserved in advance.
All practice and rehearsal spaces in the Music and Dance buildings are open to majors and minors only.