The recently renovated and enlarged Music Building houses classrooms, seminar rooms, a piano lab, the Theodore M. Finney Music Library, offices, practice rooms, the Electronic Music Studio, the Ethnomusicology Lab, a student/faculty lounge, and teaching studios.
Half a block from the Music Building is Bellefield Hall, which includes a recently renovated auditorium seating 575 people, rehearsal spaces, a classroom, graduate student offices, and the William R. Robinson Digital Recording Studio. Many of the department's concerts are held in the auditorium.
The Electronic Music Studio
The Electronic Music Studio, located in the Music Building, contains a mix of hardware and software synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, and digital recording equipment.
The Ethnomusicology Lab
Located in the Music Building, a computer-assisted musical analysis laboratory contains an iMac computer with signalized sound analysis software, scanner, and printer, a portable DAT recorder, tape duplicating and dubbing equipment, video editing equipment, and a mixing board.
The William R. Robinson Recording Studio
The William R. Robinson Recording Studio is the latest addition to the Pitt Jazz family. This state-of-the-art 32 track digital recording facility is both studio and classroom, offering students hands on experience in the latest recording techniques and technology.
Other Teaching and Performance Sites
Large lecture classes are held in classrooms in the Cathedral of Learning and David Lawrence Hall. The Stephen Foster Memorial houses the library and museum of the Center for American Music. Concerts by the Heinz Chapel Choir and Bach and the Baroque are held in Heinz Memorial Chapel. We also make use of the chamber music and lecture hall in the Frick Fine Arts Building.