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The School of Music at The University of Utah welcomes artists and guests for over 300 events annually. Unfortunately, we anticipate that the School’s main elevator will be inoperable through February 2024. However, the back elevator still operates between the 1st and 2nd floors. We are working to accommodate the needs of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you are concerned about access in and around the School of Music, please read the following and let us know how we can assist you:
Many of our concerts are streamed live. Please go to event calendar to access information and links for these events.
- The School of Music is working to relocate events with accessibility in mind. See event calendar for up-to-date information on event locations.
- There is a wheelchair available for those needing assistance moving between the 1st and 2nd floors via the back elevator. Please contact Mackenzie Williams, the School of Music stage manager coordinator, at email@example.com at least 3 business days before the concert you wish to attend to ensure access to this wheelchair.
David Gardner Hall
Renovations to David P. Gardner Hall, were completed in 2000, adding the Dumke Recital Hall, the McKay Music Library as well as improvements to the classrooms and the Thompson Chamber Music Hall. As part of this improvement project a new structure housing the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, new choral and instrumental rehearsals halls, practice rooms and additional studios was also added.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Libby Gardner Concert Hall contains 680 seats plus choir seating for 200 performers. The stage can accommodate over 80 musicians. A matched pair of Hamburg Steinway D concert grand pianos and the Lively-Fulcher pipe organ are on stage.
Thompson Chamber Music Hall
The Thompson Chamber Music Hall has flexible seating for up to 250 guests. The hall provides an elegant setting for concerts, banquets ore receptions. Round or banquet tables and banquet chairs are available for various seating arrangements.
Dumke Recital Hall
The Dumke Recital Hall has 114 seats, a Hamburg Steinway B grand piano, a Steinway B piano and a harpsichord. The hall is a gift of the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Foundation.
Ida Smith Clark Green Room
A gift from the family of Ida Smith Clark, this elegantly decorated room is adjacent to the Dumke Recital Hall and serves that facility as the artist's Green Room.
Joyce T. Rice Green Room
McKay Music Library
Established in 2001, McKay Music Library serves the students, faculty, and community of the University of Utah.The Library is named for Emma Ray Riggs McKay (1877-1970), a music student and graduate of The University of Utah. The Library is a component of the School of Music situated in Gardner Hall. The Library is honored to house the Maurice Abravanel Studio.
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Music Technology Studio
Maurice Abravanel Studio
Vocal Arts Center
The Vocal Arts Center is located on the corner of 100 South and University Street. MAP. The Vocal Arts Center houses the School of Music Opera Program.
Fine Arts West Recital Hall
Fine Arts West Recital Hall is located on the corner of 300 South and University Street. MAP. The Fine Arts West Recital Hall has seating for 175 people, a Steinway D grand piano and a Steinway B grand piano.
Bruce W. Bastian Atrium
Event Scheduling Forms
Gardner Hall Building Hours
7 Days Per Week
6 AM - 10 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Week between Christmas
and New Year's Day
School of Music Office Hours
8 AM - 5 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days