Facilities and Spaces
The Department of Music is spread over three unique locations within the constantly expanding CCU campus.
Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building
The Edwards College serves as home to the Edwards Recital Hall, the Edwards Black Box Theater, several music classrooms, technology labs, rehearsal rooms, and numerous music faculty, and administration, offices. The Edwards Recital Hall is one of the busiest performance halls on campus, accommodating weekly chamber and solo performances by students, faculty, and guest artists. In addition to the variety of performances, many of the day-to-day classes, rehearsals, and applied lessons take place within the walls of the Edwards building.
Coastal Band Hall
The Coastal Band Hall is the rehearsal space for the majority of the university’s instrumental ensembles. It is home to the large ensemble rehearsal room, the percussion studio, several practice rooms, and the brass, woodwind, and percussion faculty offices. The Chanticleer Regiment dedicated practice field is also located adjacent to the Coastal Band Hall. Click here for Band Hall directions.
Wheelwright Auditorium and Recording Studio
Wheelwright Auditorium is the premier performance hall at CCU and hosts hundreds of events each year. Boasting a seating capacity of nearly eight hundred, a state-of-the-art lighting and audio system, and a full time staff of expert technicians, Wheelwright is the ideal location for major concerts, theatre productions, and other events requiring lots of space and excellent acoustics. The lobby gleams with Italian marble floors, complete with an inset of the bronze university seal. Upstairs at Wheelwright is the mezzanine, which opens into an open-air balcony. Surrounded by faculty offices, a reception room, practice rooms, and a state-of-the-art recording studio, the mezzanine is also home to the Beach Music Hall of Fame.
The Wheelwright Recording Studio is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring the most up-to-date hardware and software (Pro Tools) for digital music recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. The Studio features a main room and 5 remote recording spaces and has a direct connection to the Wheelwright Auditorium for documenting live events. The studio can record up to 32 live tracks in high-definition file formats and features industry standard microphones, preamps, and virtual plug-ins. The studio documents over 100 events a year and includes a student staff of outstanding individuals who have completed the Recording Technology Course Sequence.
The Studio has released recordings with National Distribution for Dave Douglas and the Athenaeum Press.