Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Performing Arts Center

Centrally located on campus, the Performing Arts Center is home to the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre, Film Studies and Dance. Students enjoy the department's close proximity to not only the new James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, but also administration buildings, dormitories and eating facilities. The Performing Arts Center features:

  • 22 individual practice rooms.
  • Six dedicated percussion studio practice rooms.
  • Ruth Gant Recital Hall
  • 1558 sq.ft. Chorus Rehearsal Hall.
  • 1900 sq.ft. Instrumental Rehearsal Hall.
  • Piano Lab and Music Technology Lab.
  • Wi-Fi wireless internet access throughout the building.
  • Numerous faculty teaching studios and small ensemble practice rooms.
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Kimberly R. Ritsche Auditorium

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Located in Stewart Hall, the Kimberly R. Ritsche Auditorium is a 1000 seat concert hall that serves as the premier performance venue for all of the major performance ensembles.

Stewart Hall was built in 1948, and remodeled in 1988-1990. This building also showcases classrooms, offices, student media facilities, TV studio, and a radio station. The hall was named for Warren Stewart who was a University Board member from 1938 to 1948.

Ritsche Auditorium Seating Chart (pdf 192k)

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Ruth Gant Recital Hall

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The Ruth Gant Recital Hall was dedicated on March 26th, 2000 in recognition of former music professor Ruth Gant who taught at the university from 1946 to 1970.

It is in recognition of her committment to music students and her generous endowment to the Department of Music.

 

Music Technology Lab

We are committed to preparing our students for the future of music technology and eduction. As part of the core music course work, every music major and minor will receive fundamental skills instruction in music technology. Labs include stations with the capability of multi-channel diffusion in 2, 4, or 5.1 channels and a wide variety of advanced music software.

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