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Completed in the summer of 2018, the $98 million, 185,000-square-foot Holtschneider Performance Center is the first phase of a new music complex for the DePaul University School of Music, serving as the eastern gateway to the Lincoln Park Campus. The stunning new structure anchors the updated complex, sitting on the site once occupied by McGaw Hall, located between the School of Music administration building to the north and the Concert Hall to the south, which are both slated to be renovated in the future phases of the project.
Gannon Concert Hall
Schaefer College Hall Lobby
Instrumental Rehearsal Room A
Choral Rehearsal Room
Mary A. Dempsey and Phlip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall
Sound Recording Suite
Music Education Classroom
The Holtschneider Performance Center houses the 505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, the 140-seat Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall, the 80-seat Brennan Family Recital Hall, and the 75-seat Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall along with state-of-the-art rehearsal spaces, a sound recording technology suite, box office, atrium café and dynamic and flexible classrooms. All to serve the students of the School of Music.
Named for a man with the utmost respect and deepest devotion to the arts—the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.—this building will serve as both the center of excellence where aspiring musicians can find their voice, and a community center where all are welcome to enjoy live performance. For young musicians, this is a place to be inspired and to feel the power of an enraptured audience. For music lovers, this is Chicago's newest home to hear the world's best alongside the nest generation of virtuosos."
The Holtschneider Performance Center opened with great fanfare in November 2018 by hosting over 50 performances and events from faculty, students and world class artists for an 11-day festival.
Itzhak Perlman with DePaul Symphony Orchestra
Evelyn Glennie with DePaul Wind Ensemble
Faculty Chamber Music
Greenroom Conversations: Ana María Martínez and William Mason
Nicholas Payton with DePaul Jazz Workshop
Soprano Ana María Martínez with School of Music faculty and DePaul Opera Theatre student performers
Second Phase: With construction now underway, the School of Music’s previous Concert Hall will be substantially renovated and become the Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall. The project will retain the existing exterior of the Concert Hall and preserve the chapel that is beloved by Lincoln Park residents for its New England architecture and it landmark soaring white steeple.
Third Phase: The School of Music building north of the Holtschneider Performance Center will continue to serve as the School of Music’s administrative hub, housing renovated offices, a computer lab and teaching studios on its existing three levels. Construction date will be determined following the completion of the Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall.