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Howard Hall is home of the music department and Reynolds Recital Hall. Strolling the hallways, you may hear a choir practice or a jazz ensemble rehearsal. Individual practice rooms are soundproof, however, so a violinist can practice Vivaldi next door to a trombonist playing Sousa. Check with the music department office for faculty and student recital schedules.

This building was named for MSU’s first bandmaster Louis Howard, 1908-46. Built in 1974 for $4.1 million, the Creative Arts Complex consists of Haynes, Cheever and Howard Halls and houses the College of Arts and Architecture and the department of music.


 Howard Hall

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Upcoming events in Howard Hall

Den Himmlischen Freuden: Heavenly Joys
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm

Chamber music from the 19th century expressing the theme of longing for peace and celebrating the joys found in heaven.   View Details

MSU Faculty Recital: Laurel Yost, piano
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm

Montana State University School of Music professor of piano, Laurel Yost, will present a recital on Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall.   View Details

MSU Associate Professor Laurel Yost will perform a piano recital featuring music by composers Reich, Rzewski, Gorecki, and Part. She will be joined by MSU School of Music Faculty Julia Slovarp, Mary Kothman, Julie Gosswiller and MSU senior Andrew Major.   View Details

Guest Artist Velvet Brown: Tuba Recital
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Montana State University School of Music welcomes guest artist, Velvet Brown, as she presents a tuba recital. Velvet Brown is professor of tuba and euphonium at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State in 2003, she...   View Details

MSU Faculty Recital: Romances from Italy and Brazil
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm

MSU Faculty will present a Valentine's Day program of Romantic repertoire on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Recital Hall. Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp will be performing on cello, Michael Videon on guitar and Dr. Greg Young on clarinet.   View Details