Pew Fine Arts Center

Pew Fine Arts Center​

Pew Fine Arts Center, the home of the Department of Music and Fine Arts, combines top-of-the-line performance spaces with state-of-the-art technology to offer students and visitors outstanding cultural experiences. In addition to music classroom space and faculty offices, you will find:

  • Ketler Auditorium, a large, approximately 700-seat performance auditorium
  • The Miriam Shellito Parker ’52 organ is a two-manual, fourteen-stop instrument is in the North German style, and incorporates flexible winding, a flat pedal board, and unequal temperament. The studio space was created especially for the organ. The Frances St. Leger Babcock Memorial Organ in Harbison Chapel was built in 1931 and completely remodeled in 2000. It was designated a historical organ worthy of preservation by the Organ Historical Society in 2010.
  • A black-box theater for small performances
  • A large ensemble rehearsal hall
  • A 170-seat recital hall
  • 22 Boston Steinway practice pianos
  • 28 soundproof practice rooms
  • A music technology lab
  • Complete theater facilities, including a set construction shop, costume shop and dressing rooms

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