Bass Music Center

The Bass Music Center is an unprecedented creative collaboration between musicians and acousticians, architects and network designers, craftsmen and visionaries. This joyful synergy created a place inspired by a dream: a dream to build the world's finest facility for teaching music. It is an inspiration built to inspire; a finely crafted instrument designed for students and faculty,beckoning them to grow beyond their imagination.

Since opening in 2006, the $38.5-million, 113,000-square-foot Bass Music Center addition of the Bass School has hosted artists and educators from around the world, including the International Society of Bassists; the National Association of Teachers of Singing; the Society of Composers, Inc.; and the NEA-sponsored Arts Education Partnership. This world-class facility, built to the highest acoustical standards, features 60 practice rooms, 40 teaching studios, high-tech music labs, ensemble rehearsal rooms and a black box theater.

Bass Center Overview PDF

Bass Music Center Quick Facts
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1 Black-box Theater
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5 Music Labs
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6 Ensemble Rehearsal Rooms
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11 Recording Venues
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21st Century Apple Digital Campus
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38 Teaching Studios
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60 Sound-isolated Practice Rooms
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133 Steinway Pianos
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210 New Conn-Selmer Instruments
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319 Students
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113,000 Square Feet
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Architect: Beck Associates
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Gen. Contractor: Manhattan Construction
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Acoustics: Kirkegaard Associates