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Russell Hall

Russell Hall is one of two major facilities housing the School of Music. It has been the home of the School of Music since 1962 and re-opened after a 10 million dollar renovation which occurred in 2007-08. The building contains a newly renovated 400-seat auditorium and a new addition which includes a chamber music hall, jazz rehearsal room (jazz studio), state-of-the art recording studio. New music education classrooms were  added along with technology enhanced classrooms throughout the  building. Newly built practice rooms (including recording and sound isolated practice modules), faculty offices, dressing rooms, instrument  repair room, computer/composition lab, and a complete renovation of the remaining spaces are features of this facility.

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Click here for information on the RSL 147 computer lab, managed by CHAS Tech.

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts center

Built in 2000, the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) fulfills the needs of UNI's School of Music. It contains several classrooms, practice rooms, and auditoriums. Here, you will also find the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and an outstanding visiting artist series. The main auditorium of the GBPAC is the Great Hall. State-of-the-art rigging, lighting, audio systems and orchestra pit convert the hall easily from concerts to theatricals and provide UNI students with experience on the latest equipment. The hall is also equipped for broadcasting and high quality recording. Backstage includes four "star" and two chorus dressing rooms, a catering kitchen and double loading dock. The GBPAC is also home to Davis Hall, a 225-seat flexible rehearsal and recital hall, as well as Jebe Hall, home to a $500,000, 38 rank tracker organ built for the center by Wolff & Assoc. of Laval, Canada.

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