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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

Handicapped accessible

Upcoming events in Howard Hall

Multimedia Series
Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The fall Multimedia Series concert will feature guest artist Ewa Trebacz. Her works for live instruments and electronics will feature MSU School of Music faculty performers and a 10.2 channel surround-sound system.   View Details

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM the Montana State University Band and Brass Ensembles present "Our Western Heritage" in Reynolds Recital Hall on the Montana State University Campus. This event is free and open to the public.   View Details

On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Bozeman High's Kamerata will present a concert at Hope Lutheran Church.   View Details

Fall Choir Concert
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:30pm

The choirs at Montana State University will give their first performance of the 2016-2017 season on Tuesday, October 18 in Reynolds Recital Hall beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.   View Details

A unique program of new music for clarinet in rare contexts will feature Gregory Young, clarinet and friends.   View Details