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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 School of Music Faculty Concert
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Faculty live concert performance of Steve Reich's Music for Eighteen Musicians. The ensemble features 4 grand pianos, percussion, winds, strings and voice, but no conductor.   

MSU Band Concert "Classics"
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The MSU Wind Symphony and University Band will present an afternoon concert featuring some of the best-known classic band compositions of all time. 

Rhapsody Fall Concert
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Rhapsody is a student-led mixed a cappella group that enjoys sharing exciting renditions of contemporary music from a variety of genres.

Cello Concert
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This concert features cellists in the MSU cello ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp. Students will perform several works as soloists, including selections from the Bach Suites, Brahms Sonatas, and the Schumann concerto. As a full ensemble, they will perform works by Klengel, 2 Cellos, Freudmann (of the Portland Cello Project) and Rabinowitz.  Free and open to the public.

The Starry Night: Art, Commentary and Music
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Soprano, Elizabeth Croy and pianist, Julie Gosswiller (MSU music faculty) are joined by MFA graduate candidate, Jackie Meade to present an interdisciplinary lecture recital.