THE RECITAL HALL – Shepard Hall 95
An intimate, natural acoustic concert hall is the site of performances by soloists and small ensembles. Seating approximately 108, it features audio recording and playback capabilities, and film and video projection systems. Its warm ambience makes it the ideal location for important lectures and symposia throughout the academic year.
THE MUSIC LIBRARY – Shepard Hall 160
The beautifully appointed Music Library has a collection of over 18,000 recordings, 18,400 scores, and 13,300 books about music, as well as 60 current periodicals subscriptions. All areas of music, including European and American art music, non-Western music, folk, jazz, and popular music, are represented. In addition to Internet workstations and playback facilities for recordings and videos, students have access to 10 Mac stations, located on the lower level, for computer-aided instruction.
THE SONIC ARTS CENTER – Shepard Hall 192
At the south end of the first floor of Shepard Hall is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of four Production Studios, a Sound Lab, a Control Room/Classroom, and an Isolation Room. The Sonic Arts Center is the site for courses and student projects in sound design and synthesis, digital audio, audio for film and video, music production, and acoustic recording techniques.
Individual and group practice rooms, located in the tower, are available to students registered in music major courses. Majors apply for access in the Music Office (SH-72).
THE PIANO LAB – Shepard Hall 191
The Piano Lab is available for practice during the hours between 9AM and 5PM when it is not being used for piano classes. The schedule of available times is posted on the door.
AARON DAVIS HALL
Located on the South Campus is the well-known Aaron Davis Hall of the Davis Center for the Performing Arts. Its stunning architecture houses an innovative three-theatre performing arts complex that presents public performances and exhibitions by students as well as professional artists, and serves as the cultural hub of upper Manhattan.
The Music Department is in historic Shepard Hall, at the corner of 140th Street and Convent Avenue, between Amsterdam Avenue and St. Nicholas Terrace, conveniently located near the A/D and 1/9 subway lines, and the George Washington Bridge. City College now offers on-campus dormitory housing at The Towers located at the south end of our campus.