NIU School of Music Facilities

The Music Building provides outstanding instructional and performance space for our students and faculty as well as the latest in music technology, including Internet2 resources, all in a single facility:

  • 8 classrooms equipped with pianos and audio playback systems (including 2 multimedia networked computer podium smart classrooms, 3 smart classrooms with interactive video capability, and a classroom with a Smart Board)
  • 48 teaching studios and faculty offices, and 16 administrative/staff offices
  • 7 ensemble rehearsal rooms (including rooms dedicated to steelband, world music, and percussion)
  • 100+ student practice rooms (18 with Steinway grand pianos, 3 with organs, 1 with harpsichord, 11 dedicated to percussion)
  • Boutell Memorial Concert Hall (750 seats w/ 4 HD camera webcasting capability)
  • Recital Hall (175 seats w/ 3 HD camera webcasting capability)
  • Music Library (a branch of the University Library System)
  • Recording studio
  • Audio Production studio
  • Two Multimedia Labs
  • Keyboard Lab
  • Music Computer Lab
  • Conference room
  • Student lounge