Jenson-Noble Hall of Music is an impressive place to study, rehearse, and perform. The building is home to the department office, the Weston H. Noble Recital Hall, three rehearsal halls, an organ studio, a piano lab, a percussion studio, faculty studios, 36 private practice rooms, and the Presser Music Laboratory. The decor of the main floor is intended to recall the old wharves of Bergen, Norway, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg and Norway’s “city of music”.
The Presser Music Laboratory includes 10 Macintosh PowerPCs with complete MIDI capabilities, notation software, and ear-training drills. The state-of-the-art studio contains direct-to-disk computer recording and editing facilities, CD-mastering hardware and software, and an extensive array of MIDI-sequencing of software and hardware, including a Kurzweil K2000 synthesizer with sampling capability.
The new Weston H. Noble Recital Hall was completed in 2002. The 325-seat state-of- the-art facility is used for faculty and student recitals.