Music Spaces

Hagan Practice Room

Rozsa 208-209

Contact: Joel Neves

This is a large ensemble practice room with an audio workstation designed around music composition. A MIDI controller with hammers and personalized sensitivity is the centerpiece with additional control via an advanced drum pad and additional keyboard with significant parameter control. The video and audio monitors along with all control are on a sit/stand desk on extra-strong casters, allowing the workstation to be used with live ensembles on stage or in the Band Room.


Practice Rooms A - C

Rozsa 210, 211, and 212

Contact: Jared Anderson

When practice rooms are not in use for private music instruction they are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students. One practice room has an upright piano, one has a digital keyboard, and one does not have a keyboard instrument.


Choral Rehearsal Room

Rozsa 120

Contact: Juli Martin

The Choral Rehearsal Room houses all vocal rehearsals ranging from the Michigan Tech Concert Choir to conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers. The space is also used for theatre rehearsals over the course of the school year. General department classes are also held in this space. It can be reserved for evening private or group rehearsals.


Instrumental Rehearsal Room

Rozsa 208

Contact: Joel Neves

Superior acoustics with ample space to rehearse for band and orchestra ensembles.


CAML Design Lab

Rozsa 213

Contact: Christopher Plummer

Computing lab with 2D and 3D CAD (VectroWorks, AutoCAD, and more), acoustical modeling software (EASE, RPG, and more), video production (After Effects, Adobe Premier), audio production (Logic, ProTools, Melodyne, AudioEase, and more), notation (Finale and Sibelius), and much more.


James and Margaret Black Performance Hall

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: Mary Jennings

The Rozsa's Black Auditorium performance hall is a proscenium space with variable acoustics and sophisticated lighting, sound, and projection technology. Students in VPA programs work on a variety of in-house productions as well as touring professional shows.


McArdle Theatre

Rozsa 207

Contact: George Hommowun

The McArdle Theatre is a large black box theatre that we use for many purposes including theatre shows, music festivals, gated anechoic testing for loudspeaker design, and art installations. With ETC lighting control, a wide variety of available lighting instruments, a collection of sound consoles/microphones/loudspeakers, and an installed BSS London DSP system, this room has significant technology to help us realize craziest ideas.

All sound majors are required to do a major production in this space their third year. The surround systems used have varied from 22 to 37 loudspeakers and 3 to 7 computers. This technical complexity allows the students to create a sound world that is a seamless part of the production, with the audience unaware of the technical sophistication. Through this project, students are prepared for working on large professional productions and installations from major musicals to theme park experiences.