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.

The Fine Arts Center houses:

Administrative Offices of the College of Arts and Sciences:
Room 268A

Music Department Office:
Room 266

Band Office:
Room B024

Dickson Fine Arts Media Center:
Rooms 259/60
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 Archive:
Room 205
The Archive includes literary works, manuscripts, published compositions, recordings and memorabilia of the late Chairman of the Drake University Theory and Musicology Areas. 

Music Computer Lab:
Room 032
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. 

MIDI Studio:
FAC 254
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:
FAC 246

Practice Rooms:
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. 

Performance Venues

Fine Arts Events
March 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
March 24, 2017
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
March 24, 2017
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fine Arts News
February 28, 2017
Pianist Alan Chow, a professor at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on March 6.