Students have access to practice studios, and state-of-the-art theatres and recital halls, including the award winning Rozsa Centre. The Department also has a number of resources available to students, including a digital lab with a fully functional MIDI workstation, including keyboards, tone generators and a wide range of software. The opportunities for extensive student participation in the musical process, combined with exceptional music facilities, provide an excellent environment for individuals interested in developing their musical abilities and knowledge.
The recently built Rozsa Centre houses one of the premiere music recital facilities in Western Canada. The Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital Hall, a 384 seat acoustic marvel located in the Rozsa Centre, inculdes a professional-level recording studio to match the outstanding acoustics of the hall. Most performances by music students and faculty are held in this hall.
For more information on the Hall, see the Theatre Services web site (Rozsa Centre).
The 505-seat University Theatre is the primary performing arts facility on campus, and hosts over 175 events per year. The University Theatre seats approximately 500 in a modified thrust with stadium seating. Recently renovated, it is used for selected musical performances as well as for productions by the Department of Drama and the Program of Dance. An art gallery is located in the mezzanine area of the Theatre. For more information on the University Theatre, see the Theatre Services web site.
This newly renovated 200-seat recital/lecture hall is an ideal venue for small chamber ensembles & solo performances. This inimate recital hall with seating for 200 was long the mainstay for student recitals. With the advent of the Eckhardt-Grametté Hall, this facility is used for classes in all disciplines during the day and used for smaller performances during the evening. For more information on the roubakine Recital Hall, see the Theatre Services web site.
Director Dr. David Eagle
The Sonic Arts Lab, located beside the Integrated Arts Media Lab, is a new multi-channel digital audio studio designed for teaching, creation and research involving sound and technology. Students and faculty realize projects in electroacoustic music, soundscape composition, computer music, multi-channel sound spatialization, interactive music involving instruments with computer, and sound design for video, film and stage production.
Sonic Arts Lab courses include:
MUTC 379 Sonic Arts
MUTC 481 Computer Applications in Music
MUTC 479 Electroacoustic Music
MUTC 575 Topics: Interactive Electroacoustic Music, various advanced topics
MUTC 598 Senior Projects
FINA 507 Various music & technology topics
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The Lab functions as a digital classroom and drop-in work venue. It accommodates instruction of up to 18 students at a time, and has hardware and software to support all of the fine arts disciplines. Beyond the actual computer hardware and peripherals, the lab provides a number of free and non-profit services to users. These services include digital cameras, disc burning, files storage as well as access to user guides and other user support services. See the Lab web site for full information.
Telearts experiments with real-time artistic and musical collaboration over high-speed research networks. The Telemedia Arts Lab is directly connected to Canada's research network backbone CAnet via Alberta's own cyber infrastructure provider, Cybera. The lab is home to Syneme, established under a Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts. It serves as a point of multidisciplinary collaboration at the University of Calgary, offering high definition cameras, projectors, low latency audio and expertise to facilitate creative projects. For more information contact Dr K Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Music has over 70 pianos, two practice organs, a piano-forte, a single manual harpsichord and a double manual harpsichord. There is also a select collection of band, orchestral, early music and world music instruments and a piano lab with 12 electric pianos.
Most of the Music resource materials are located on the 3rd Floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. This is also where our music listening facilities are located. The music collection holds over 32 000 books, 38 000 scores, 35 000 sound recordings, and subscribes to over 240 print and online music journals, as well as the major music reference sources and indexes, many available online remotely. The collection focuses primarily on western classical music with a significant collection in world music, music education and folk music. Music research is further supported by the Richard Johnston Canadian Music Archives Collection whose mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible the personal and business records of Canadian composers, musicians, music educators and music societies of national and international stature and folk music research materials by Canadians.
Performing Arts Library orientations are provided at scheduled times during the Fall and Winter terms, although they can be setup for other times if needed. The Peforming Arts Library also maintains a website with hours of operation as well as many useful links to online research resources for Music students. Contemporary Canadian music research and performance is further augmented by the presence of the Canadian Music Centre Prairie Regional Office, a repository of music by Canadian composers, also on the 3rd floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library.