- Spring: Planned completion of new building.
- Summer: Planned move-in during the summer of 2013, with full occupancy/operation for Fall Semester, 2013.
- April 25, 2012 - Topping Ceremony
The final steel beam was placed on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center in a ceremony marking the midway point for construction. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek joined philanthropist Natalie Haslam, for whom the center is named, students, faculty, and administrators in signing the twenty-foot steel beam before it was set over the building's north entrance.
- Jan: Demolition and foundation work completed.
- April 14, 2011: The State Building Commission in Nashville named Johnson & Galyon, Inc the contractor for the new music building.
- May: Construction planned to begin.
- May: The School of Music relocated to temporary quarters -- Dunford Hall, Melrose Hall, Humanities Building, HPER, and Alumni Memorial – while the new building is under construction.
- July: Demolition begins.
- August: demolition almost complete
- September: UTK Music Music Building Tumb-a-lin' Down
November 10, 2010: Groundbreaking ceremony held for new building
- Natalie and Jim Haslam donate $10 million toward a new building for the School of Music.