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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

Alliance Brass Quintet
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  Guest Artist Recital features Alliance Brass on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.    

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky Presents: SOUND UNBOUND
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, a conceptual artist, writer, and musician will perform on Tuesday, September 30th in Reynolds Recital Hall at 3 p.m.  Free and open to the public.  

Cobwebs III
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Cobwebs III" with feature performances by University Band, Jazz Lab Band, Wind Symphony, and One o'clock Jazz Band.  Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall -- admission is free.  

Rio Nights featuring Scott Hamilton
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

World-renown saxophonist Scott Hamilton has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Tony Bennett and now he joins legendary guitarist Lumero Lubambo and a team of stellar musicians to celebrate the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. 

Earth Flight
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Earthflight by the MSU Symphony Orchestra Concert.  Saturday, October 4th in Reynolds Recital Hall at 7:30 pm.