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Construction To Begin On New BYU School Of Music Building

Feb 20, 2020, 3:45 PM | Updated: 3:50 pm
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The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located at the south end of the parking lot east of the BYU Law School and will feature a 1,000-seat Vineyard-style concert hall. (BYU)
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PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University officials have announced plans for a new BYU School of Music performance and academic building.

The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located at the south end of the parking lot east of the BYU Law School and construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

“We are humbled and thrilled with the Board’s support of the College of Fine Arts and Communications,” said Ed Adams, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. “The Church has a long history of supporting music and the arts, and this new building will expand upon the university’s commitment to producing inspiring and uplifting art.”

The cornerstone of the new building is a 1,000 seat vineyard-style concert hall, according to officials.

In vineyard-style halls, musicians are placed in the center of the room with tiers of seating rising above each side of the stage.

BYU School of Music Building Gallery

The cornerstone of the new building will be a 1,000-seat concert hall built in the vineyard style. (BYU) The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located at the south end of the parking lot east of the BYU Law School and will feature a 1,000-seat Vineyard-style concert hall. (BYU) The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located at the south end of the parking lot east of the BYU Law School and will feature a 1,000-seat Vineyard-style concert hall. (BYU) The four-story, 170,000-square-foot building will be located at the south end of the parking lot east of the BYU Law School and will feature a 1,000-seat Vineyard-style concert hall. (BYU)

“While this spatial approach was primarily developed with optimal acoustics and line of sight in mind, BYU’s concert hall will also serve a distinct pedagogical purpose, as it will allow students and patrons alike to have a clear view of performer technique,” Adams said. “The venue will be the first of its kind in the Intermountain West, marking a significant achievement in musical innovation and excellence in the region.”

University officials said construction on the building will begin late spring 2020 and is expected to be completed by fall 2022.

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Construction To Begin On New BYU School Of Music Building