In 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.