Music Department



Music Department

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Facilities form the backbone of any music program, and we take them seriously at Elmhurst College. Performing spaces range from the elegant Hammerschmidt Chapel, where our large ensembles perform, to newly renovated Buik Recital Hall, where students present recitals and chamber music in an intimate setting.

Our theory classes are enhanced by listening labs and additional computer technologies. Our practice facilities include piano and instrumental rooms as well as percussion and improvisation studios with recording equipment. And our MIDI lab offers hard-drive sequencing capabilities, giving students the opportunity to record, compose, and edit their music entirely on computer.

We are especially proud of our recording facilities. One of the most sophisticated college-owned studios in the state, the Gretsch Recording Studio offers:

  • Recording and control room spaces with grand piano and isolation booth
  • A digital 24-track hard drive Otari Radar system with automated Status console
  • A sophisticated array of mics and signal processing equipment, including Neumann, AKG, Lexicon, and Tascam

Our students gain professional studio experience, producing and marketing compact discs featuring their own works or that of outside groups who are attracted by our fine facilities.

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