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Howard Hall

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 the Howard Hall

MSU Band/Multimedia Concert Guest with Composer/Artist Paul Rudy
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The MSU School of Music welcomes guest performing artist and composer, Paul Rudy, with a concert of his music in Reynolds Recital Hall on Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. This very unique performance will present a mix of live musicians, fixed media, recordings, and video. Features the MSU Wind Symphony and the Music Technology Department. Parking at MSU is free on evenings after 6:00pm. Admission to the concert is $5 for students and $10 for general. Tickets are available at the door. 

Around the World on Stage, an International Variety Show!
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Alliance Française, an international language school and cultural center in Bozeman, and the MSU Department of Modern languages and Literatures presents "Around the World on Stage, a International Variety Show!"

Muir String Quartet
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In its 35th season, the Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world's most powerful and insightful ensembles, distinguishing itself among audiences and critics with its "exhilarating involvement" (Boston Globe),"impeccable voicing and intonation" (San Francisco Examiner) and "unbridled musicality" (American Record Guide). The quartet is made up of: Peter Zazofsky, violin; Steven Ansell, violin; Lucia Lin, violin; and Michael Reynolds, cello. The program for the evening includes: Mozart "Dissonant" Quartet, Janacek Quartet #1, Smetana Quartet

Muir String Quartet
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In its 35th season, the Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world's most powerful and insightful ensembles, distinguishing itself among audiences and critics with its "exhilarating involvement" (Boston Globe),"impeccable voicing and intonation" (San Francisco Examiner) and "unbridled musicality" (American Record Guide). The quartet is made up of: Peter Zazofsky, violin; Steven Ansell, violin; Lucia Lin, violin; and Michael Reynolds, cello. The program for the evening includes: Mozart "Dissonant" Quartet, Janacek Quartet #1, Smetana Quartet

Goethe in Song
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm

Elizabeth Croy, soprano, Julie Gosswiller, piano and Professor of German, Patricia Anne Simpson will present a lecture recital, Goethe in Song in Reynolds Recital Hall on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 pm.