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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

STRING FESTIVAL with award-winning fiddler, composer and educator ANDY REINER, Saturday, March 25th, 2017. Rehearsals and workshops from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 3:30 PM PERFORMANCE free and open to the public.   View Details

Asana Vocal Recital: Yoga in Vocal Performance
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Vocal students from Elizabeth Croy's studio will sing standard vocal repertoire while utilizing yoga poses to enhance vocal performance.   View Details

Asana Vocal Recital: Yoga in Vocal Performance
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Students of singing have been experimenting with the use of yoga poses to enhance breathing and body positioning for singing. This recital allows audiences to view how "asana" practice from yoga can assist singers in finding more balance, poise and freed   View Details

406 Woodwind Quintet with Laurel Yost, Faculty Recital
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The 406 Woodwind Quintet will perform a faculty recital with pianist Laurel Yost. On the program will be quintets by Heather Gilligan and Gyorgy Ligeti, as well as sextets by Gordon Jacob and Maurice Ravel.   View Details

Faculty and guest artist recital by Sarah Broomell, piano; Carrie Krause, violin; Julia Slovarp, cello.   View Details