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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

Montana Chamber Music Society Recital
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Muir String Quartet will perform Mozart G Major Duo K. 423 for violin and viola, Tower Quartet No. 1,  “Night Fields”, and Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2.   View Details

MSU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

The MSU Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert featuring the winners of this year's MSU Concerto/Aria Competition.   View Details

Montana Chamber Music Society Recital
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Muir String Quartet and guest violist Karen Dreyfous will perform Haydn Quartet Op. 64 No. 5 “The Lark”, Gabriela Frank “Leyendas”, and Dvorak Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, B. 180.   View Details

Pedro Barboza Quartet Concert
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30pm

Pedro Barboza Quartet Concert will feature jazz music and Ryan Matzinger, sax; Bob Bowman, bass; and Adam Greenberg, drums.   View Details

University Band and Brass Ensembles Concert
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30pm

The MSU Uband and select Brass Ensembles will present their Spring concert.   View Details