Department of Music

Facilities

Emerson Auditorium

Taylor Music Center

Music facilities at Union, an All-Steinway School, are based in the Taylor Music Center.

Fred L. Emerson Foundation Auditorium is an intimate performance space, designed for enhanced acoustics and seating for 100. It is home to student workshops, classes, and performances; and hosts concerts and guest lectures by renowned scholars and artists.

Early Music Studio

Early Music Studio Harpsichord
Attribution
Photo: Ryota Matsue

The Early Music Studio is devoted to the study and performance of music from the Middle Ages through the early Viennese Era. Participants play on both modern instruments and reproductions, including the harpsichord. Emphasis is placed upon historical performance practices.

Music Technology Studio - Tech Booth - Advanced Studio

Music Tech Studio

Music Technology Studio

The Music Technology Studio is a computer lab used for hands-on work during both music technology and music theory courses. The nine iMacs are configured with a variety of software and hardware to facilitate creative musical expression and develop digital musicianship.

The Music Department's Tech Booth is a high-quality audio production space overlooking the Fred L. Emerson Foundation Auditorium. With a multi-channel digital system connecting the two spaces, faculty and students can make high fidelity recordings of both studio sessions and live performances.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Taylor Music Center, the Advanced Studio is a private space for advanced student work featuring two iMac computer stations outfitted with the same software and hardware technology as the computers in the Music Technology Studio.

Score Library
The Union College Department of Music is home to an extensive collection of choral, orchestral and chamber music scores intended for both classroom study and use by our many ensembles. The library is constantly growing under the guidance of our Director of Performance.


World Musics Studio

World Music Studio

The World Musics Studio is home to hundreds of global instruments, including a large collection of Japanese percussion, strings and flutes, as well as Union College's gamelan gong kebyar (a Balinese orchestra of gongs and xylophones). Zakuro-Daiko, the Union College Japanese Drumming Ensemble and Global Fusion Band regularly enjoys rehearsal in this magical space.

Memorial Chapel

Memorial Chapel

Historic Memorial Chapel is used for choral and orchestral performances. Known for its superb sound – the acoustical ceiling was designed by one of America's preeminent scientists – the chapel is home to the Chamber Concert Series, free to students. It also is an ideal performance space for student a cappella groups and guest artists.