The DePaul School of Music is pleased to announce that construction on the Holtschneider Performance Center is underway on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.
The Holtschneider Performance Center, located along the west side of North Halsted Street between Fullerton and Belden avenues, will include 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 ensembles.
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 76-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 complete in spring 2018.
“Our students will soon learn in a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet and inspire their musical gifts and match the extraordinary talents and abilities of our faculty,” said Ronald Caltabiano, dean of the School of Music. “We will always be grateful to Fr. Holtschneider for his broad and effective commitment to music and all the arts. Naming the building for him is the perfect way to honor his legacy.”