Housed in two buildings, the School of Music is home to two tunable performance halls, an elite music media production complex, large and small rehearsal spaces, classrooms, instructional studios, practice rooms, and offices.
You can set up a recording session in our music media production studios; perform ensemble, chamber music, and solo repertoire in our acoustically-refined performance halls; and study in classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
You can also take the stage in Emens Auditiorium, a 3,300-seat performance space, and Pruis Hall a 640-seat concert hall and multi-use facility.
Music Instruction Building
Completed in August 2004, the Music Instruction Building provides a modern home for Ball State University’s music media production and music performance programs.
The building houses: 24 teaching studios, 23 practice rooms, two performance halls, nine recording studios, a sonic arts media lab, and large and small rehearsal spaces.
The choral, orchestral and band offices and libraries are also housed here.
Sursa Performance Hall
A campus gem, Sursa Performance Hall is a 600-seat hall with a world-class pipe organ designed and built by the Goulding & Wood Co. Learn more
Hahn Recital Hall
Hahn Recital Hall is an intimate 150-seat recital hall. The space is also frequently used for ensemble rehearsals, master classes, and studio classes. Learn more
Music Media Production Studios
Housed on the second floor, the Music Media Production Studios include nine studios and nearly 10,000 square feet dedicated to music media production, computer music, and composition. Take a closer look
Hargreaves Music Building
The Hargreaves Music Building houses instructional studios; music theory, music history, and music education classrooms; two large rehearsal spaces for our Jazz Ensembles, University Singers, and Opera Theatre; 12 practice rooms; a piano laboratory; and School of Music administrative offices.
Named after Robert Hargreaves, director of the School of Music from 1945-1981, the building was completed in 1958 and was partially renovated in 2014. Pruis Hall, Emens Auditorium, and the Arts and Communication Building are all accessible via a tunnel system in the building’s basement.
Our largest performance space on campus, Emens Auditorium has hosted world-renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows since it opened in 1964. The University Singers and School of Music Jazz Ensembles perform in the auditorium to full houses each year. Take a closer look.
A mid-size performance venue, Pruis Hall hosts a wide range of events each year including School of Music solo and ensemble percussion recitals, guest artist master classes, and fully costumed Ball State Opera Theatre productions. Take a closer look.
We'd Love to Show You Around
The School of Music offers information sessions and tours for prospective students. Campus tours can be set up in tandem with School of Music tours through the Ball State Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When you register for a campus visit online, indicate that you’d like the Welcome Center staff to schedule an academic appointment with the School of Music.
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