Performance Venues

Drake students and faculty present more than 150 recitals and concerts annually. The university offers three outstanding facilities for musical performances.

Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautifully restored facility features lively acoustics and more than 50 stained glass windows. The Jordan stage and 775-seat auditorium provide a dramatic setting for departmental recital and concerts.

Performing Arts Hall

A 460-seat auditorium that was renovated in 1993, the Performing Arts Hall provides a more sizable stage for large ensemble and Drake Opera performances.

Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

This state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal, and recording facility was built in 2011 to serve as the new home for Drake's expanding jazz program. The Turner Jazz Center also hosts master classes, concerts, and clinics presented by visiting jazz luminaries. This venue is an intimate club-style setting, designed for approximately 100 patrons to enjoy performances in the only purpose-built jazz hall in the state. The center's state-of-the-art recording system is also used to teach classes in studio recording techniques.

Upcoming Music Events Schedule

Fine Arts Events
September 19, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 26, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
September 27, 2014
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Fine Arts News
September 12, 2014
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.