This transformative project finally gives DePaul's School of Music a facility that matches the quality of its faculty and students. The first phase is the Holtschneider Performance Center, a new 144,000 gsf music building with a unique 505-seat concert hall at its heart. A soaring central atrium welcomes outsiders, giving students a place to study and acting as the lobby to the concert hall, two recital halls, and a jazz rehearsal/performance hall. The building includes large rehearsal rooms for orchestra, band, choir, and percussion, and numerous smaller rehearsal and practice spaces. A recording suite can also capture recordings from each performance space. Percussion studios, a dozen classrooms and underground parking round out the facility. In a second phase of construction, the new 160-seat Jarvis opera house was created within the shell of the 1950 church that long served as DePaul’s concert hall. A future third phase has been designed as a thorough renovation of the 1960 music building, to the north of the Holtschneider, that continues to house the teaching studios and administrative offices and most of the teaching studios.
Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Antunovich Associates, Chicago IL, Architect
Schuler Shook, Chicago IL, Theatre Consultant
185,000 GSF including parking garage
505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, 140-seat Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall, 80-seat Brennan Family Recital Hall, 75-seat Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$98,000,000 - Phase 1
2019 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for New Construction over $55M LEED Silver Certified