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Robert Glidden Hall

The School of Music is housed in Robert Glidden Hall, a six-story facility which contains classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios and offices, instrument repair shops, recording facilities, music technology and surround sound labs, student lockers, graduate assistant offices, and student organization offices. The building is also home to the Athens Community Music School and a Music Therapy Clinic.

The Music and Dance Library

Glidden Hall houses the Music & Dance Library, a collection encompassing scores, books, recordings, videos, periodicals, and microforms related to the needs and interests of the Schools of Music, Dance, and Interdisciplinary Arts. Facilities in the Music and Dance Library also include computer terminals (Mac and PC), scanners, a midi station, video viewing, and listening area. The library's collection can be found online via ALICE, the Ohio University Library catalog system. Explore This Resource

Music Technology Labs

The School of Music houses the Music Technology Lab and Surround Sound Lab which give students access to the two primary software programs taught, Logic and Max/MSP in addition to a host of plugins from GRM Tools and other developers. The Music Technology Lab is a 12-station space with each station equipped with a 20” iMac, midi keyboard, and software. The Surround Sound Lab features an 8.1 JBL speaker array, Yamaha TF3 Digital Mixer, a 27” iMac, 10 channel Tascam interface, midi keyboard, Røde, Shure, and SE microphones, no-input mixers, and a Moog theremin.

Recital Halls and Other Performance Spaces

Glidden Hall also includes large rehearsal rooms and a 200 seat recital hall. Large ensembles and opera productions typically perform in the recently refurbished  2000 seat Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, located one block from Glidden Hall. Additional on-campus performance venues include Galbreath Chapel, which houses a Bedient 18-stop tracker organ, Baker Center which houses a theater, ballroom, and 2 stage areas, and the Ridges Auditorium.