DePaul School of Music is pleased to announce that construction on the new School of Music building is on-going on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.
The new School of Music 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.
“DePaul’s School of Music offers students the opportunity to learn from a faculty of working, professional musicians in a collaborative, performance-focused environment,” said Judy Bundra, interim dean of the School of Music. “With new state-of-the-art facilities, generations of music students will be able to rehearse and perform in spaces designed for music, opening new opportunities for even greater success.”