Hagan Practice Room
Contact: Tanya Maki
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
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
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
Superior acoustics with ample space to rehearse for band and orchestra ensembles.
CAML Design Lab
Contact: Christopher Plummer
Computing lab with 2D and 3D CAD (VectorWorks, 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. There are multiple production and individual workstations as well as a 5.1 Surround Sound workstation available.
James and Margaret Black Performance Hall
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.
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 DSP system, McArdle has considerable technology to help us realize the 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 twenty-two to thirty-seven loudspeakers and three to seven 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.