The construction of the new School of Music center,
which will be located along the west side of North Halsted Street
between Fullerton and Belden avenues, is underway. The new center includes the 505-seat William
E. and Mary Pat Gannon Hay Concert Hall. The elegant and
acoustically-optimal hall will be the central public performance element
and will accommodate the School of Music’s full range of musical
A 140-seat recital hall will reach three stories high
in order to deliver professional quality acoustics with a clear and
polished sound. A smaller recital hall will seat 81 people. There will
also be the 80-seat Philip Corboy and Mary Dempsey Jazz Hall, designed
to provide an intimate setting with a jazz club ambiance. Construction
of the new center, which will also include an underground parking
garage, is expected to be completed in spring 2018.
As part of
the School of Music, the Community Music Division will have access to classrooms, rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, and
performance halls in the new Music Center. General information
about the project, plus a list of FAQ’s
for families, students, and faculty is posted on our website.
new music complex will give Community Music students, families, and
faculty an exciting opportunity to experience music study and
performance in a state-of the-art environment.