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Music Building

Music Building Recital Hall
Music Building Recital Hall

The Music Building (MUS) is located at the intersection of Pleasant Street and N. LBJ and includes classrooms, faculty studios, and rehearsal halls. There are separate rehearsal facilities for bands, orchestra, choirs, jazz, and Latin music ensembles, chamber groups, and opera. The facility also contains the Music Building Recital Hall, the Schneider Music Library, a black box theatre, over 30 practice rooms, an electronic piano laboratory, a multi-station music computer lab, two instrument checkout rooms, and the administrative office suite.

Music Building Recital Hall

School of Music Recital Hall
School of Music Recital Hall

The Music Building contains a 149-seat Recital Hall (MUS RH) which houses various large lecture and performance courses throughout the week and serves as a performance venue during evenings and weekends. The MUS RH hosts MU 2313: Introduction to Fine Arts, vocal and instrumental seminar courses, masterclasses, guest lecturers, student solo recitals, Percussion Ensemble concerts, youth outreach programs, the Somos Músicos recital series, and more.

The MUS RH is available for reservation through our Scheduling and Reservation Services.

Music Computer Center

The Music Computer Center is committed to providing computing and technology resources to all Texas State students, faculty, and staff across campus. The Center features 24 high-end Mac workstations, a teacher station, a scanner workstation, and a student monitor station and maintains a demanding schedule of activity in support of a progressive curriculum dependent upon an increasing reliance on technology. It provides an active resource for required School of Music degree plans, as well as public access by all Texas State students, faculty, and staff.

All Texas State students are encouraged to take advantage of the lab’s resources, not only to complete required course materials for the curriculum, but to pursue and promote their career interests via media-authoring software and hardware. At the lab, you can record, design and produce CDs and DVDs, print commercial-quality scores, sequence MIDI, scan and edit photography, create your own 3D artwork and animations, digitize video, edit QuickTime© movies of concerts and performances, and design websites complete with MP3 audio, video and photo content. The Music Computer Center also houses 2 laser printers and music students are allowed to print 20 pages per day for free.

Schneider Music Library

Schneider Music Library
Schneider Music Library

The Schneider Music Library, centrally located in the Music Building, provides convenient access to scores, sound recordings, DVDs, music education materials, and a number of music reference sources. Please note that most music-related books and journals are located at the main (Alkek) library. All patrons must present their Texas State ID card to check out materials. The Schneider Music Library also contains computer stations for accessing research databases and the internet.

The music librarian, Mark Blair, or a library staff member is available to assist with questions. Most library materials can be checked out and taken home if desired. The library’s website has more details on loan periods and other library policies.