Request use of performance venues

The School of Music is home to two state-of-the-art facilities: the Nightingale Concert Hall and the Harlan O. and Barbara R. Hall Recital Hall. We accept requests for use of these premium spaces by on-campus, non-profit, and commercial users.

Submit a request

All requests must be directed to the Technical Director who will, in consultation with the Music Department Chair, inform requestors of a reservation decision and rate classification. For reservation inquiries, please email Technical Director James Cavanaugh at

How are requests evaluated?

Requests are evaluated in accordance with established policies and considerations which include but are not limited to:

  • Appropriate use of space. The use of the spaces for their intended purposes, and the availability of technical support to fulfill requirements (e.g. recitals, art productions, etc.).
  • Size of the event. Large events, such as extended production runs, dance events, etc. may represent an insurmountable burden on department priorities and may not be possible.
  • Scheduling issues. Potential conflicts with previously scheduled or planned events.
  • Event prioritization. Prioritization of events in order from high to low: Department of Music curricular events (scheduled course meetings rehearsals, and performances); University administration; School of the Arts, College of Liberal Arts; University entities/colleges; Non-profit and commercial applicants.

Rental fees

Rental fees will be assessed based on scheduled rates within the School of Music based on the classifications of on-campus/University, non-profit, or commercial users.

Deposit required. All requests from entities outside of the University must be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $250. This must presented in person at the School of Music Office (Virginia Street Gym 100) and will be applied towards the final cost of the rental.