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School of Music to build state-of-the-art concert hall

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School of Music North View Rendering

Features include a 700-seat state-of-the-art concert hall and new rehearsal spaces for both orchestra and band students.

As other institutions across the nation are cutting funding to the arts, TCU is taking the lead on investing in the arts, on campus and in Fort Worth.

The TCU School of Music is an internationally recognized and award-winning community featuring distinguished faculty and a talented, diverse student body. Driven by its mission to foster excellence in performance, teaching, creativity and scholarship, the School of Music continues to grow in profile and reputation, attracting students from across the nation and from around the world.

The university is responding to this growth by making an institutional commitment to build a 700-person concert hall that will position the School of Music to take its place on the world’s stage, and allow TCU to be a vital contributor to the vibrant arts community in Fort Worth.

An Environment to Inspire

TCU’s music school has long been recognized for its programmatic excellence, but its facilities, dating back to 1947, have not kept pace with the exceptional growth in the size and quality of the program. Just as the creation of the Campus Commons has transformed the west side of campus, we believe the addition of the School of Music will further enhance the landscape and student experience on the east side of campus. This new facility will connect the newly renovated Mary Couts Burnett Library, the J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building and Rees-Jones Hall to develop a Creative Commons where students can enjoy green spaces and common areas to congregate and collaborate.

An Environment to Enrich the TCU Student Body

This new facility will be truly transformational for the entire TCU student body and our campus community as a whole. TCU, true to a long-held commitment to offering a world-class, values-centered educational experience, recognizes that music plays a central role in a classic liberal arts education. In the fall of 2016, the School of Music enrolled nearly 3,500 students, over 1,000 of whom were non-music majors. These students have found a creative outlet participating in the marching band, Frog Corps and other musical ensembles and courses offered by the School of Music each year.

Read the full story at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.