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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

Raison d'etre Dance Project
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:00pm

Raison D’Etre Dance Project will present a fundraiser and project pitch at Reynolds Recital Hall on October 22nd at 3:00 pm.   View Details

Music For Airports
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

Pianist Laurel Yost leads a live acoustic performance of this historically ground-breaking work by seminar performer/composer/producer Brian Eno.   View Details

Stone Sisters Senior Recital
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

MSU Students Madison and Mackenzie Stone will perform a joint senior recital on Sunday November 5th, 2017 at 3:00PM in Reynolds Rectial hall. The recital will feature works for oboe and voice including the Pulenc Oboe Sonata, the Mozart Oboe...   View Details

MSU Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

On November 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm the MSU Percussion Ensemble will be giving their fall concert in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. Works by Ivan Trevino, Nathan Daughtrey, John Alfieri, and a Montana premier of a piece by Blake Tyson.   View Details

Veteran's Day Concert
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30pm

The MSU Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Nathan Stark, and the One O'Clock Jazz band under the direction of Ryan Matzinger will be giving a concert honoring our veterans Friday November 11th, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Reynolds...   View Details