Anyone familiar with the music scene in western Canada knows you can’t go far without running into a graduate of MacEwan University’s Music program. But before these talented, hard-working artists make records, light up stages and play clubs and concert halls, they spend years on campus, learning their craft and developing their talent.
Spaces for teaching music have vastly different requirements from your average classroom. Ensemble rooms in Allard Hall allow groups of students learning the same instrument to gather for hands-on classes. Sound-resistant practice spaces, drum labs, teaching studios and other spaces designed with music students in mind will help kick start their careers.
“All of our music students—whether they're performers, composers, songwriters, recording engineers—are going to have better skills when they leave here.”
—Dr. Allan Gilliland, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
Pride in place
Stellar acoustics and a warm, sophisticated setting make the Betty Andrews Recital Hall a great live music venue. Specialists in sound, performance lighting and audio/visual communication were consulted throughout design and construction to ensure a performance space of the finest quality. Its unique shape and design can accommodate cabaret-style events, intimate orchestras and ensembles.
At Bent River Records, our university record label, music students gain hands-on production experience while rubbing shoulders with professional musicians. With new Wenger rooms, ensemble labs, sound-resistant practice spaces and acoustically engineered teaching studios, our students hone their musical chops using the same technology, tools and equipment as the pros.