Department resources include a diverse collection of instruments
and facilities, such as an extensive music library and an
electronic music studio. See below for details about studios and
performance venues, or use the links at left to find out more
about our library, browse our program notes, or see what is
available in the archives.
The studio integrates complete software-based MIDI and digital
audio editing systems with professional audio hardware to fulfill
its use as both teaching tool and creative studio for the
faculty. Software synthesis is employed using Csound, Cecilia,
Audiosculpt, and Reaktor. Other sound production tools available
are software and hardware based samplers, conventional
synthesizers, and a classic Buchla Electric Musicbox.
High-fidelity microphones and ADC DAC hardware greatly enhance
the studio’s capabilities.
This collection includes pianos by Steinway and Baldwin, a
Phillips harpsichord, a Klinkhammer harpsichord, a Schlicker pipe
organ, a Brombaugh continuo organ, and a large assortment of
early musical instruments in replica. It notably includes
seldom-used instruments that are sometimes called for in
specialized works. These include, for example, a contrabass
clarinet, bass trumpet, two Lyon & Healy concert grand pedal
harps, a 5+ octave marimba, and many other special instruments.