Performing Arts Center
Centrally located on campus, the Performing Arts Center is home to the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Students enjoy the department's close proximity to not only the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, but administration buildings, dormitories and eating facilities.
The Performing Arts Center features:
- 22 individual practice rooms
- 6 dedicated percussion studio practice rooms
- Ruth Gant Recital Hall
- 1,558-square-foot Chorus Rehearsal Hall
- 1,900-square-foot Instrumental Rehearsal Hall
- Piano Lab and Music Technology Lab
- Numerous faculty teaching studios and small ensemble practice rooms
Kimberly R. Ritsche Auditorium
Located in Stewart Hall, the Kimberly R. Ritsche Auditorium is a 1,000-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 from 1988 to 1990. This building also showcases classrooms, offices, student media facilities, a TV studio, and a radio station. The hall was named for Warren Stewart who was a University Board member from 1938 to 1948.
Check out a 360-degree virtual tour of Ritsche Auditorium, located in Stewart Hall.
Ruth Gant Recital Hall
The Ruth Gant Recital Hall was dedicated on March 26, 2000, in recognition of former music professor Ruth Gant who taught at the university from 1946 to 1970.
It is in recognition of her commitment to music students and her generous endowment to the Department of Music.