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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 Cello, Guitar and Percussion Ensembles Concert
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

The MSU School of Music's Cello Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.   View Details

MSU School of Music Student Recital
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00am

Students from MSU's School of Music will present a short student recital.   View Details

Gregory Young & Friends Faculty Recital - The Clarinet in Rare Contexts, vol. 2
Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Professor Gregory Young, clarinet, will collaborate with several musicians, including faculty, community members and students, to present a unique recital for clarinet in unusual combinations, with improvisation, local composers, art, and singing bowls.   View Details

Concerto and Aria Competition Finals
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

The top six finalists in the MSU Concerto Competition will perform their pieces in Reynolds Recital Hall at 7:30 PM.     View Details

MSU Student Composers Concert
Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

MSU Student Composers will present their works at two free concerts.   View Details