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Holtschneider Performance Center

​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Holtschneider Performance Center! 

Three floors, 185,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed performance, practice, and classroom space. The $98 million building was completed in the summer of 2018 and now serves as the Lincoln Park Campus's eastern gateway. ​Stunning in design and practical in function, this new facility sits on the site once occupied by McGaw Hall. It includes the wholly-redesigned Concert Hall, which has become the Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall.  The renovation preserves the chapel that is beloved by Lincoln Park residents for its New England architecture and it landmark soaring white steeple. 

This is a place where every student has the chance to be extraordinary. ​​


The Holtschneider Performance Center houses the 505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, the 160-seat Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera 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 serves as both the center of excellence where aspiring musicians can find their voice and a community center where all are welcome to enjoy live performances. 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 next generation of virtuosos."

-Ronald Caltabiano, former dean of DePaul University School of Music

"Unveiled" A Celebration of Music at DePaul

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.