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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 Concert
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

MSU Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring Copland's Lincoln Portrait.   View Details

John Schlender, Senior Recital
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

MSU student, John Schlender, will present his senior recital on violin.   View Details

MSU Student Composers Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

MSU Student Composers will present their works in Reynolds Recital Hall in Howard Hall, across from the duck pond on the MSU Campus.  The concert will be at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 and is free and open to the public.    View Details

MSU School of Music Spring Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

MSU School of Music Spring Choir Concert featuring the University Chorus, Montanans and Chorale   View Details

MSU Gamelan Sekar Gunung Spring Concert
Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Montana State University School of Music's Balinese Gamelan Orchestra, Gamelan Sekar Gunung, will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.   View Details