Sursa Hall from the stage

Housed in two buildings, the School of Music is home to two tunable performance halls, an elite music media production complex, large and small rehearsal spaces, classrooms, instructional studios, practice rooms, and offices.

You can set up a recording session in our music media production studios; perform ensemble, chamber music, and solo repertoire in our acoustically-refined performance halls; and study in classrooms equipped with the latest technology.

You can also take the stage in Emens Auditiorium, a 3,300-seat performance space, and Pruis Hall a 640-seat concert hall and multi-use facility.

Music Instruction Building

Music Instruction Building exterior

Completed in August 2004, the Music Instruction Building provides a modern home for Ball State University’s music media production and music performance programs.

The building houses: 24 teaching studios, 23 practice rooms, two performance halls, nine recording studios, a sonic arts media lab, and large and small rehearsal spaces.

The choral, orchestral and band offices and libraries are also housed here.

Sursa Hall from the balcony

Sursa Performance Hall
A campus gem, Sursa Performance Hall is a 600-seat hall with a world-class pipe organ designed and built by the Goulding & Wood Co. Learn more.

piano and chairs inside Hahn Recital Hall

Hahn Recital Hall
Hahn Recital Hall is an intimate 150-seat recital hall. The space is also frequently used for ensemble rehearsals, master classes, and studio classes. Learn more.

sound board inside the music media production studio

Music Media Production Studios
Housed on the second floor, the Music Media Production Studios include nine studios and nearly 10,000 square feet dedicated to music media production, computer music, and composition. Take a closer look.

Hargreaves Building exteriorThe Hargreaves Music Building houses instructional studios; music theory, music history, and music education classrooms; two large rehearsal spaces for our Jazz Ensembles, University Singers, and Opera Theatre; 12 practice rooms; a piano laboratory; and School of Music administrative offices.

Named after Robert Hargreaves, director of the School of Music from 1945-1981, the building was completed in 1958 and was partially renovated in 2014. Pruis Hall, Emens Auditorium, and the Arts and Communication Building are all accessible via a tunnel system in the building’s basement.

Emens Auditorium from the stageOur largest performance space on campus, Emens Auditorium has hosted world-renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows since it opened in 1964. The University Singers and School of Music Jazz Ensembles perform in the auditorium to full houses each year. Take a closer look.

Pruis Hall from the stageA mid-size performance venue, Pruis Hall hosts a wide range of events each year including School of Music solo and ensemble percussion recitals, guest artist master classes, and fully costumed Ball State Opera Theatre productions. Take a closer look.

We'd Love to Show You Around

The School of Music offers information sessions and tours for prospective students. Campus tours can be set up in tandem with School of Music tours through the Ball State Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When you register for a campus visit online, indicate that you’d like the Welcome Center staff to schedule an academic appointment with the School of Music.

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