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The Cowles Music Center was expanded and renovated in 2016. The facility features 21,000 square feet of new rehearsal spaces for choral and instrumental ensembles, teaching studios, practice rooms, and faculty offices. Other facility features include:

  • an acoustically superb recital hall;
  • a keyboard and music technology lab featuring music notation, sequencing and synthesis software;
  • the music library;
  • a music-composition lab equipped with multiple synthesizers, 16-channel audio mixer and near-field monitors;
  • complete percussion instrumentation;
  • the 1,250-seat Cowles Auditorium;
  • 17 practice rooms;
  • new pianos;
  • classrooms with studio monitors and "smart cart" technology.