Facilities

FacilitiesIn June 2008, the Iowa River experienced historic flooding that incapacitated Voxman Music Building. Against all odds, the School of Music regrouped and began the fall semester on time.

The School of Music is now located in the heart of Iowa City’s vibrant and culturally-rich downtown. While we await a permanent building, our students and faculty enjoy interim facilities designed specifically for the varying needs of music students in all areas of study. Several locations feature Wenger sound-isolating practice rooms, including several virtual acoustic environment rooms that simulate the acoustics of numerous different venues. In addition, the School of Music has a comprehensive music library, three electronic music studios, ear training and listening facilities, large rehearsal halls, professional recording studios, an Instructional Technology Center including 30 computers with MIDI synthesizers and music-related software, and a piano lab. Students, faculty, and guests frequently perform recitals in UCC Recital Hall, a small, 100-seat hall located in the bustling University Capitol Centre. Large ensembles perform in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge or Ballroom, and other recitals are held in Riverside Recital Hall and the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.

 

School of Music facilities photo showing the choral room at CSM 6.
School of Music facilities photo showing the UCC Recital Hall.
School of Music facilities photo showing the technology room at CSM5.
School of Music facilities photo showing the Wenger practice facilities at CSM6.
The Music Library currently holds over 63,000 music scores (including chamber music sets), 45,000 books (including bound journals), 3200 microforms (chiefly manuscripts and early printed books), 28,000 media items in all formats. It currently receives about 300 journals. Its Rare Book Room has particular strengths in 18th- and 19th-century music theory treatises and instrumental methods, and an outstanding collection of keyboard and chamber music by Ignaz Pleyel. Music manuscripts of the composer Phillip Gr
Mark Heidel conducts a rehearsal of the symphony band in the Band Room of Music West Interim Building.
Students rehearse in the atrium of Music West Interim Building.
Percussion Professor Dan Moore works with a student in the percussion room of Music West Interim Building.
Organ Professor Greg Hand plays on one of two organs located in Riverside Recital Hall.
Organ Professor Greg Hand plays on one of two organs located in Riverside Recital Hall.
William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies, reheases the Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra room of Music West Interim Building.
Bassoon Professor Ben Coelho works with a student in his studio.
Music students outside studios in University Capitol Centre.
Trumpet Professor Amy Schendel uses the acoustic environment simulator in her Wenger studio.
Lockers outside the band room in Music West Interim Building.
UI Symphony Band performs in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.