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David Gardner Hall

Renovations to David P. Gardner Hall, were completed in 2000, adding the Dumke Recital Hall, the McKay Music Library as well as improvements to the classrooms and the Thompson Chamber Music Hall. As part of this improvement project a new structure housing the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, new choral and instrumental rehearsals halls, practice rooms and additional studios was also added.

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Libby Gardner Concert Hall contains 680 seats plus choir seating for 200 performers. The stage can accommodate over 80 musicians. A matched pair of Hamburg Steinway D concert grand pianos and the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ are on stage.

Thompson Chamber Music Hall

The Thompson Chamber Music Hall has flexible seating for up to 250 guests. The hall provides an elegant setting for concerts, banquets ore receptions. Round or banquet tables and banquet chairs are available for various seating arrangements.

Dumke Recital Hall

The Dumke Recital Hall has 114 seats, a Hamburg Steinway B grand piano, a Steinway B piano and a harpsichord. The hall is a gift of the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Foundation.

Ida Smith Clark Green Room

A gift from the family of Ida Smith Clark, this elegantly decorated room is adjacent to the Dumke Recital Hall and serves that facility as the artist's Green Room.

Joyce T. Rice Green Room

McKay Music Library

Established in 2001, McKay Music Library serves the students, faculty, and community of the University of Utah.The Library is named for Emma Ray Riggs McKay (1877-1970), a music student and graduate of The University of Utah. The Library is a component of the School of Music situated in Gardner Hall. The Library is honored to house the Maurice Abravanel Studio.

Sorenson Legacy Foundation Music Technology Studio

Maurice Abravanel Studio

Vocal Arts Center

The Vocal Arts Center is located on the corner of 100 South and University Street. MAP. The Vocal Arts Center houses the School of Music Opera Program.

Fine Arts West Recital Hall

Fine Arts West Recital Hall is located on the corner of 300 South and University Street. MAP. The Fine Arts West Recital Hall has seating for 175 people, a Steinway D grand piano and a Steinway B grand piano.

Bruce W. Bastian Atrium


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Gardner Hall Building Hours
7 Days Per Week
6 AM - 10 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days:
     New Year's Day
     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
     Presidents Day
     Memorial Day
     Independence Day
     Pioneer Day
     Labor Day
     Thanksgiving Day
     Friday after Thanksgiving
     Week between Christmas
     and New Year's Day

School of Music Office Hours
8 AM - 5 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days


Last Updated: 11/7/23