Campus Crossroads Project | November 5, 2014
The building will make possible the relocation of Department of Music from its present quarters in Crowley Hall, bringing it under the same roof as the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program.
According to Peter H. Smith, professor and chair of music, he and his colleagues are delighted by the prospect of their new home.
“There’s a feeling almost that this is too good to be true,” Smith said. “Music has been located primarily in Crowley Hall, which is a beautiful old building in the center of campus, but it is not a building designed for the special needs of music … no soundproofing, no special acoustical properties, no climate control, which is essential for the care and upkeep of instruments. This new facility will have all of those features, putting us in a state-of-the-art facility designed in every way for our needs. Its excellence also will enhance our recruitment of top-flight faculty and highly talented students.”