Learning Facilities

East Studio Building

Exterior of the East Studio Building in the summer.

With 85,000 square feet, the East Studio Building marks the gateway to the university’s arts corridor. Dedicated in 2013, it provides technologically and acoustically superior teaching, studio, and practice facilities to rival any music school or conservatory in the world.

The East Studio Building is located on the northeast corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue.

Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center

McKinney Fountain outside of the Simon Music Center.

Opened in 1995, the Simon building houses the departments of music theory, musicology, music education, bands, and audio engineering and sound production. It includes two recital halls, several classrooms, and the remarkable William and Gayle Cook Music Library.

The Simon Music Center is located on the northwest corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue.

Georgina Joshi Recording Studio

Georgina Joshi Recording Studio interior.

The Georgina Joshi Recording Studio, located in the Musical Arts Center, is one of our flagship facilities and was made possible by a gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation.

The studio features a 48-input Pro Tools HDX system with an Avid S6 control surface, along with industry-standard microphone preamplifiers, analog outboard gear, and microphones.

The Joshi Studio hosts our advanced multitrack studio classes and is frequently used by Jacobs School ensembles, faculty, and guests for recording projects.

Merrill Hall

Merrill Hall exterior.

The Jacobs School's most historic building includes classrooms and faculty studios as well as Recital Hall—our oldest performance space.

Music Annex

Exterior of the Music Annex.

This unusual round building is home to faculty studios, classrooms, and rehearsal spaces.

Music Practice Building

Exterior of the Music Practice Building.
A number of Jacobs School of Music offices and practice spaces occupy the Music Practice Building.

Musical Arts Center

View of the Musical Arts center taken during an evening performance.
In addition to boasting the school's premier performance space, the Musical Arts Center contains three ballet studios, opera rehearsal rooms, and four ensemble rehearsal rooms.

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