Tours of the new building generate excitement among students

May 9, 2014 02:03 PM

President, Charles Menghini, has been giving tours of the 3120 S. Dearborn building which is in week 9 of renovations.  Students, faculty, and staff experienced first hand the amazing progress that has been made in such a short period of time.  The renovations are broken up into two phases, the first of which,  is scheduled to be ready for use by early September and includes:


  •  An increase of 150% for rehearsal space for the college band, choir, orchestra, and jazz band,
  •  Practice/Teaching Studios providing an additional 644 hours per week of available space for private lessons, individual practice, and small chamber ensemble rehearsal,
  • (2) Ensemble Rooms offering 184 hours per week of space for chamber ensembles and instrumental techniques classes,
  • A conducting laboratory with recording and score resources for students to practice and study music interpretation as well as refining their rehearsal and baton technique,
  • Classroom space providing 92 additional hours of group instructional space per week, and
  • Twelve additional pianos available for student use and classroom instruction.
  • a renovated entrance,
  • band, choral and orchestral music libraries,
  • audio-visual production area,
  • upgraded restrooms,
  • a new elevator,
  • student lounge and special event café.

In addition, the first floor will be home to the George R. Quinlan, Sr. Recital Hall.  It will be the largest area the college has had in its history.

                   IMG_1189       IMG_1187




VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

Stay Connected


Continuing Education  




Powered by Website design and development by, Inc