Music Instruction Building

Completed in August 2004, the Music Instruction Building (MIB) provides a new state-of-the-art home for Ball State University's music performance and music technology programs. The facility's features include the tunable 600-seat Sursa Performance Hall, 24 studios, and large instrumental and choral rehearsal rooms.

The instructional wing features what may be the premiere music technology facility in the country. This area has catapulted Ball State's music technology program to elite status. The facility is fully wired to record performances in Sursa Hall and in the 11 new recording studios, enabling the School of Music to professionally record music students, faculty, and numerous small and large ensembles, including band, jazz, choral, and orchestral groups.

Each room in the Music Instruction Building--from the practice rooms to Sursa Hall--is acoustically isolated. While a performance is taking place in Sursa Hall, the Ball State band can rehearse nearby in the band room without any sound escaping from one area to the other.

The Music Instruction Building is a stunning physical space and technological wonderland that will draw not only top students but also major performers who wish to take advantage of the recording opportunities now available at Ball State.