The Music Department is housed in the Harmon Fine Arts Center (FAC), a facility which offers students and staff an exceptional learning environment for collaborative and performance excellence.
Administrative Offices of the College of Arts and Sciences:
Music Department Office:
Dickson Fine Arts Media Center:
The Media Center houses over 8000 records, CDs, and DVDs, as well as recordings of Drake musical events by students, faculty, and guest artists.
Monroe Recital Hall:
Room B004, seating approximately 100, is used for rehearsals, classes, and programs.
Francis J. Pyle Archives:
The Archives includes literary works, manuscripts, published compositions, recordings and memorabilia of the late Chairman of the Drake University Theory and Musicology Areas.
Music Computer Lab:
This laboratory contains sixteen iMacs and MIDI keyboard workstations configured to assist students in theory, composition, jazz improvisation, marching band drill design and other computer aided activities. Available software includes Finale notation software, Band-in-a-Box, MacGAMUT, drill design and sequencing software.
Two MIDI courses are taught at Drake, and students who have successfully completed the Basic MIDI course have access to the studio.
Video Taping Room:
Floors 2, 3 and 4
Practice rooms are available to all music students enrolled in music courses at Drake. No reservations are necessary and there is no fee for their use. Organ students arrange with their instructor for practice time on the Holtkamp organ in the Hall of the Performing Arts and in the other organ studios. Percussion practice rooms are located on the lower level and are available to all students studying percussion.