Facilities in the Department
The Department of Music is part of the University's Lakeside Arts Centre, located next to the south entrance to the University Park Campus. There are teaching rooms, common rooms, practice rooms and a Music Library. For more information, browse the information below and view the image gallery of our departmental facilities.
The Djanogly Recital Hall
The 200-seater Djanogly Recital Hall is a first-class concert hall and the principal venue for chamber music on campus. It is used for student recitals and rehearsals, and has also been used for BBC Radio 3 recordings. It houses a Steinway grand piano. The impressive quality of the performances is equalled by the sound provided by the hall – one professional described this as the "best hall for chamber music in Britain".
The Rehearsal Hall and practice rooms
The new rehearsal hall opened officially in February 2008 and is situated in the rehearsal area of the Department. The Department houses 13 practice rooms including three new rooms with brand new pianos, a chamber music room, and a fully-equipped Green Room adjacent to the Djanogly Recital Hall.
The Recording Studio and instrument storage
The purpose-built professional-quality studio is used for the recording of music performed in the Recital Hall. Storage rooms for music students’ instruments are situated in the rehearsal area next to the practice rooms.
Teaching and common rooms
The Endsleigh Room is our in-house lecture room that comfortably seats 25 students, with new piano and audio equipment. Our seminar room is situated on the first floor of the Department and is fully equipped for smaller, discussion-based classes.
The common room for undergraduate students has locker facilities, vending machines, communal seating, and a kitchen area. The Postgraduate Common Room is equipped with computer and printing facilities.
The Denis Arnold Music Library and Hallward Library
The Music Library, located in the Department, is particularly rich in library provision, with an extensive collection of books and scores from all periods, together with nine well-equipped listening booths. The library houses an extensive collection of recordings and the online Naxos catalogue.
The main University library, Hallward Library, also has material relevant to musical study from time to time,e.g. books and journals on history, literature, other arts and general works of reference.
In addition to the computers generally available on campus, the Department has its own computer lab, equipped with PCs (including Sibelius software) for use by music students only. A new iMac suite is being created in summer 2013 to provide state-of-the-art support for digital composition.
The University provides its students with access to general IT facilities through a number of Information Services (IS) computer rooms/areas which are conveniently located around the University campuses in libraries and other IS resource centres.