The Music Department is located mainly in the 4600 wing of Tower Hall and houses practice rooms, a large rehearsal hall (Tower 3625), a Music Library, two classrooms, faculty offices, and music instrument storage lockers (on the 3rd and 4th floors). Additional practice rooms are located in Maple 104, Cedar 208, Scanlon 303, Kerst 201 and 203, and the Somers Penthouse. Keyboard instruments include many pianos (including several fine Steinway grands) and harpsichords. The Music Department owns most types of orchestral and band instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. We also have a large collection of early instruments, including recorders and other early wind instruments, as well as viols and lutes. The Music Library houses an extensive recording collection as well as printed music.
Students registered for music courses at The College of St. Scholastica have access to practice and study facilities as well as to instruments and other materials.
Music faculty, staff, and students work together to ensure that all facilities and equipment remain in good condition so that students may get the full benefit from them. Please keep food out of practice rooms and the Music Hall, and ensure that drinks are kept in closed containers away from pianos and other instruments. To prevent damage to rooms and instruments, please close all windows when you leave these rooms. Feel free to offer friendly reminders to others!
Students may rent lockers in T3616, the hallway next to T3625, T4606, or in the 4th floor hallway. To check out a locker for the year, see the Music Library staff. Be sure to keep your locker locked; lockers left unlocked may be given a new combination and lock.
The Main Library houses a large collection of books about music as well as many scores, music periodicals, music reference works, and video recordings. Books about music are on the 4th floor (see ML and MT call numbers), as are scores (see M call numbers). Music reference works are on the first floor (ML and MT call numbers). The library holds subscriptions to several specialized music periodicals. Current issues are located on the first floor; back issues are on the second floor. Video-recordings are kept on the first floor. Do feel free to ask for help from a librarian.
Mitchell Auditorium is used by many other departments and groups from both on and off campus, and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made through the Scheduling Office. Student recitalists must have already scheduled a Recital Permission with music faculty before performance dates in Mitchell may be requested. (See "Recitals," below.) Check with Dr. Nicholas Susi if you plan to use a piano or harpsichord in Mitchell.
The Music Department calendar also includes performances by professional musicians and ensembles in the Duluth-Superior community which are approved to fulfill students' recital attendance requirements.