- MIDI Lab
- Recording Studio
- Austin and Heaton Performance Hall
- Byrum Hall
- Park Place Church of God
- Reardon Auditorium
- York Performance Hall and Galleries
The Anderson University MIDI Lab houses 16 individual workstations, each equipped with a Windows-based PC and a Kawai MP5 keyboard connected to a Mackie mixing console, enabling the instructor to monitor students individually either through headphones or speakers. All workstation computers are connected to the university network as well, enabling student and instructor file sharing, as well as printing on an HP LaserJet printer.
The software available in the MIDI Lab includes:
- Sibelius (music notation)
- Pro Tools (audio and MIDI sequencing)
- Neuratron Photoscore (music scanning)
- Amazing Slow Downer (transcription tool)
- Sonar 6 (pro audio and MIDI sequencing)
- Band-in-a-Box Pro (songwriting and improvisation)
- Home Concert 2000 (piano practice)
- Musition (music fundamentals)
- Auralia (ear training)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements (imaging)
- NetOP (lab management)
The Anderson University Recording Studio is a digital hard disk recording studio with a Digidesign C|24 control surface, a ProTools HD native system, and Genelec studio monitor speakers. The control room is situated above one of the main rehearsal/recital spaces in the Fine Arts Building and is able to record up to 24 inputs from this room.
Adjacent to the control room upstairs are two smaller recording rooms in which smaller projects can be recorded. The primary purposes of this facility are to record student, faculty and ensemble performances for the music department and projects related to the music business program. Full-time AU students working on projects for music classes are able to use this facility free of charge, while others may use the facility for a nominal hourly rate.
Austin and Heaton Performance Hall
Austin and Heaton Performance Halls, located in the Krannert Fine Arts Center on the campus of Anderson University, serve as the main recital halls for student and faculty voice, instrumental, piano, and chamber ensemble recitals as well as rehearsal halls for major music department ensembles. The performance halls are equipped with Steinway and Yamaha grand pianos, and are tailored to meet the distinct acoustic needs of both vocal and instrumental performances. Sound recording from the Anderson University Recording Studio is possible in both Austin and Heaton Performance Halls, thus providing high quality, state of the art recordings of all recitals and performances.Top
Byrum Hall, adjacent to the Fine Arts Building, is the oldest building on campus. Originally constructed as the Tabernacle for the annual Church of God Camp Meeting, it is now the center of Drama activities. The theater, seating 550, is now the setting for many drama, opera, and musical productions on campus.Top
Park Place Church of God
Park Place Church of God has had a long association with Anderson University, due to its close proximity. The Music Department of Anderson University was housed in Park Place Church until the completion of the Fine Arts Building in 1979. There are several music department events held in the sanctuary every year which include: Music Awards Night, University Choir and Women’s Chorus concerts, Chorale Spring Tour Concert, and organ recitals. Organ students have lessons and can practice on the pipe organ.Park Place Church of God has the finest pipe organ in the area, built by Casavant Freres, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada in May of 1960. Casavant is a leading name in organ builders and has designed and constructed organs in Canada and North America for more than a hundred years. The pipe organ was designed in cooperation with the church’s organ study committee, and offers excellent resources for the varied services of the church and for concert performances. In 1993, a major organ restoration and renovation project was completed by Goulding and Wood, Inc., of Indianapolis. The organ console consists of three manuals (keyboards), together with the pedalboard, and controls the sounding of 60 ranks of more than 3,368 pipes in five divisions. These pipes vary in length from one inch to sixteen feet. The combination action with 32 levels of memory includes: twelve general pistons, eight pistons on each manual, one fixed crescendo, three adjustable crescendos, and two adjustable sforzandos. The console can be moved so that it is more visible for organ concerts. Many world famous organists, including Virgil Fox and Dianne Bish, have given concerts on this organ.
With seating for more than 2,200, modern audio and communication technology, and fully equipped dressing rooms, Reardon is the campus' largest performance hall. Many choir and ensemble concerts are held here. Including the annual production of Candles and Carols, which is broadcast around the world.Top