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Howard Hall is home of the music department and Reynolds Recital Hall. Strolling the hallways, you may hear a choir practice or a jazz ensemble rehearsal. Individual practice rooms are soundproof, however, so a violinist can practice Vivaldi next door to a trombonist playing Sousa. Check with the music department office for faculty and student recital schedules.

This building was named for MSU’s first bandmaster Louis Howard, 1908-46. Built in 1974 for $4.1 million, the Creative Arts Complex consists of Haynes, Cheever and Howard Halls and houses the College of Arts and Architecture and the department of music.


 Howard Hall

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Upcoming events in Howard Hall

MSU Guitar Ensemble and Guitar Studio Recital
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Students of MSU guitar professor Michael Videon will present a concert on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus. The concert will feature a selection of music for guitar solo and guitar ensemble.   View Details

Montana State University Band December Concert
Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Montana State University Band will present its December concert on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.   View Details

Faculty Recital: Wonki Lee, Saxophone, and Julie Gosswiller, Piano
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Classical saxophonist Dr. Wonki Lee will perform a faculty recital on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus. Dr. Lee will be joined by Professor Julie Gosswiller, piano, and Professor Angella Ahn, violin.   View Details

University Chorale and Tenor Bass Choir Concert
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The University Chorale and Tenor Bass Choir will present their final concert of the semester. This concert will include selections from throughout the semester.   View Details

Saxophone Studio Recital
Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

MSU Saxophone Studio, under the direction of Dr. Wonki Lee, will perform solos, quartets, and quintets showcasing wide variety of musical styles on December 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.   View Details