Conservatory Facilities

The Conservatory's brand new home, open fall of 2006, is located just a three minutes walk from Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House and just one block from a major public transit hub. Designed by world-class acousticians, the building's cutting edge acoustical features include completely isolated "floating rooms" and adjustable absorption systems, with each space tailored to its specific sound requirement. In addition to classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios and three performance halls, students enjoy a large library and listening room, two high-tech recording studios and computer lab, a roof-top terrace, café, and wireless Internet connection throughout the building.

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Concert Hall

A dramatic performance hall created in a renovated, historic grand ballroom, designed to showcase the Conservatory's orchestra and accommodate our largest audiences of up to 450 people. Internationally renowned visiting artists also perform and present master classes in this hall.

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Recital Hall

This extraordinary, intimate modern hall seats up to 140 and is specifically designed for chamber music, small ensemble performances and recitals by our faculty and students. Theatrical lighting and balconies enhance the staging of opera scenes.

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Osher Salon

A versatile jewel-box for student recitals, ensemble performances, opera staging and blocking rehearsals, classes and lectures, special meetings and events, seats up to 120.

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Phyllis Wattis Atrium

The magnificent main entrance to the Conservatory with a grand staircase spanning several floors. Visitors will reach the concert hall, recital hall, salon and café through this visually commanding space.

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Library

A full library for students and faculty with a special collections room, listening room, and reading room accommodates the Conservatory's large collection of books, recordings and scores. Floor to ceiling windows effect a warm and gracious space with superb natural light and views of the city.

Percussion Suite

A large rehearsal room, studio and two practice rooms acoustically designed for percussion instruments. The percussion suite is located on the lowest level of the Conservatory to minimize the potential noise transfer to other areas of the building.

Youth Music Education Center

Home of the Preparatory Division's early childhood music education program, encompassing two classrooms specially designed and equipped for our youngest students.

Milton Salkind Terrace

A stunning outdoor space atop the building serving as one of the prime gathering spaces for the Conservatory community.

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Main Recording Studio

State-of-the art technology feeds all concert hall performances here for recording. Students, faculty and alumni may also make recordings in the adjacent sound-proof studio.

Baroque Studio

Home of the Conservatory's Baroque music program, including the Baroque Ensemble Room and the Baroque Instruments Room, housing harpsichords, clavichord and organ.

Computer Laboratory

15 workstations with a variety of applications and computer resources. In addition to standard applications like Internet access, email and word processing, the Conservatory has developed custom applications to help students with ear training and music theory. Synthesizers at each workstation interface with music notation software for composition and creating music scores.

Electronic Music Studio

A state-of-the-art facility for the composition and performance of electronic music.

Other Specialty Rooms

Additional facilities include student and faculty lounges, harp studio, reed-making room, dual piano teaching studio, keyboard laboratory, faculty offices and administrative office suites.