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The Music Center presents more than 200 concerts each year, by professional and student performers alike.

Music Center

1014 S. Michigan Ave.

The Music Department’s hands-on approach comes to life in the Music Center, with more than 400 student, faculty and guest artist-in-residence performances and workshops each year. Located across from Grant Park on Michigan Avenue, this intimate 148-seat venue provides the perfect setting for students to experience the art of music performance up close.

The Music Center presents more than 200 concerts each year, by professional and student performers alike. All concerts are free to Columbia students, providing countless opportunities to learn from world-class performances and perform in industry-standard facilities. The Music Center also houses classrooms, student practice rooms and state-of-the-art labs. The Digital Music Lab provides students with a hands-on environment in which they can learn the tools and techniques of the modern music performer, composer and producer. The MFA Lab features an innovative walk-through design, allowing for easy collaboration among students and professors. Audio and video can be presented at a moment's notice on a pair of 50-inch HD flat-panel monitors and powered monitors.

Concert Hall

The Concert Hall of the Music Center presents more than 400 student, faculty and guest artist-in-residence performances and workshops each year. This intimate 148-seat venue provides the perfect setting for students to experience the art of music performance up close.

Concert Hall workshops and open rehearsals give students the opportunity to observe pre-performance preparation and to ask questions of world-class artists. Recent artists include Benny Golson, Shele Sondheim, Charlie Sexton, Paula Cole, Barry Harris, Bernard Rands and Todd Rundgren.

The Concert Hall is equipped with professional sound engineering, and video and audio recording capabilities. Each performance is captured with two to three cameras and uploaded to iTunes U for faculty and staff to access and download at no charge.

Upcoming Events:

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