After a yearlong renovation project in the Forrestal Bowld Music Center, the Music Library has reopened with an entirely new look and feel. The Music Library is now a component of the Music Media and Technology Suite, which includes not only an extensive collection of study scores and sheet music but also an abundance of new technology tools housed in a glass-enclosed makerspace known as the Media Lab. Together, the Music Library and Media Lab offer students, faculty and staff a comfortable, state-of-the-art environment in which to discover and pursue their musical interests.
In order to accommodate the Music Library’s continued growth, the new facility has been outfitted with free-standing, double-sided shelving units whose total capacity will allow for a 30% increase in the size of the Music Library’s collection over the next 10 years. The space also features an array of soft seating and a large work table to encourage group collaboration. Those looking to utilize technology in the Music Library will find four Macintosh desktop computers which enable database access and contain software tools for school and personal use.
Incorporating a host of cutting-edge music production tools, the Media Lab consists of four Macintosh student workstations outfitted with keyboards, headphones and music production software programs including Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. The room also features an instructor console equipped with a 48” flat-screen monitor for displaying student production projects. The Media Lab has been designed to accommodate a small music technology course, yet can also be utilized by individual students working on their own projects.
The Music Media and Technology Suite is open on Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, and from 9:00am until 1:00pm Tuesday through Friday during the fall term. Please stop by for a visit!