Facilities

  • Photo of the recital hall with a grand piano center stage with an empty audience

    Recital hall

  • Photo of a choral rehearsal room with a grand piano in the middle of the room surrounded by choral risers

    Rehearsal Room A

  • Photo of the chamber music room which has many windows facing a fountain with a small grand piano and five music stands in a semi-circle

    Chamber music room

  • Photo of a teaching lecture hall with a projector and white board with music staff

    Lecture hall—teaching

  • Two photos of a large practice room with an upright piano and music stand in the corner

    Large practice room

Dalton Center

Western Michigan University's School of Music is housed in the Dorothy U. Dalton Center, which offers some of the finest music rehearsal, study, practice and performance spaces in the world. Adjacent to the nationally recognized James W. Miller Auditorium, the Dalton Center boasts 157,000 square feet of space—the equivalent of 4.5 football fields.

Its distinctive spaces include two recital halls, a multitrack digital recording studio, an electronic music laboratory, a 10,000 square foot music library, a state-of-the-art multimedia room, a music therapy clinic, a computer lab featuring Mac workstations (each equipped with a M-Audio keyboard workstation), and one of the world's largest installations of prefabricated, sound-isolated practice rooms and teaching studios.