The Department of Music is based in a modern purpose-built building.
We have excellent facilities on campus as well as strong links with venues and spaces in the rest of Nottingham.
The 200-seat Hall hosts professional concerts by outstanding international musicians as well as the student lunchtime concert series, rehearsals and recital examinations.
It was acoustically design by David Kenton Jones, an acknowledged world-leader in concert-hall acoustics.
It was listed in 2012 as one of the UK’s top ten venues for chamber music by Classical Music Magazine.
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Our orchestral-size Rehearsal Hall opened in 2011. It is principally intended for rehearsals of our larger ensembles, including the University Philharmonia and Choir.
The hall is also used for occasional concerts, performance workshops and teaching.
The hall also stores our extensive collection of percussion instruments.
Our recording studio was comprehensively rebuilt in 2017. It has new state-of-the-art sound insulation and an adjacent live room. This arrangement means students:
Students can explore everything from synthesis to recording, to syncing audio in visuals in an extremely flexible and creative way.
The studio supports our Digital Composition module and other composition and music technology-related teaching.
We have thirteen purpose-built practice rooms, in addition to the Recital Hall and Rehearsal Hall. Each is spacious and well-lit and includes upright or grand piano and are accessible until 10pm every day.
Students can book up to two hours per day.
This specialist library holds a large collection of:
Recordings canot be borrowed but there are comfortable listening booths to allow you to study the material at your leisure.
Denis Arnold Music Library
Many of our large lectures take place in the Arts Centre Lecture Theatre, immediately adjacent to the Department of Music.
Thoroughly refurbished in 2015, it offers state-of-the-art screening and audio facilities, and amphitheatre-style raked seating.
The University of NottinghamLakeside Arts Centre University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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