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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

MSU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30pm

The MSU Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring the annual Concerto Competition Winners.   View Details

Multimedia Series
Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Montana State University School of Music will present a free Multimedia Series concert featuring electroacoustic music, sonic and multimedia art at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26th, in Reynolds Recital Hall.   View Details

MSU School of Music Presents Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The MSU School of Music presents classical guitarist Scott Kritzer appearing in concert on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus.   View Details

MSU Student Composer Concert
Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

MSU Student Composers will present their works at a free concert in Reynolds Recital Hall in Howard Hall, across from the duck pond on the MSU Campus.   View Details