The building was designed as part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative which began in 2009 with the intention to position the school as a leading center for the composition and performance of new music. It became clear to the University and founder / donor of the Initiative that the existing facilities were holding the musicians back. A critical need was to provide thoughtfully designed facilities for musicians and composition students to rehearse and record their work. The 47,000 square foot three-story phase 1 centered on a state-of-the-art recording studio with control room and music isolation booths; Large Instrumental Rehearsal Room used for band, orchestra, percussion, jazz band, and new music ensembles; Sheryl Crow Hall used for choral and opera rehearsal that can also be used for small recitals along with teaching studios, classrooms, multiple sized practice rooms, percussion rooms, and a piano lab. The new facilities help the School of Music department achieve their mission - To prepare students to make meaningful contributions in the world as performers, composers, teachers, and scholars and - To expand the understanding and impact of music through faculty and student performance, composition, and research.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
BNIM, Architect, Kansas City, MO
Theatre Projects Consultants, Theatre Consultants, South Norwalk, CT
47,000 gsf
AIA Kansas City Citation Award 2021