The School of Music moved into its new home - the newly-constructed Natalie L. Haslam Music Center – in July 2013.
The Music Center was dedicated September 12-13, 2013 with a concert and dedication ceremony. Read more about the festivities here.
The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Boulevard at the intersection of Pat Head Summitt Street.
The UT School of Music's new state-of-the-art facility includes:
- 400-Seat Sandra Powell Recital Hall
- Music Library
- Band Room & Office Suite
- Orchestra Rehearsal Room
- Choral Rehearsal Room
- Chamber Music Rehearsal Rooms
- 45 Practice Rooms
- 8 Technology-enhanced Academic Classrooms
- 3 Computer Labs
- Recording/Mixing Lab
- 40 Performance Studios/Offices
- Academic Faculty Offices
- Administrative Office Suite
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Music is an All-Steinway School, meaning that at least 90 percent of its pianos are Steinway-designed pianos. The pianos include 35 upright pianos, along with 19 6-foot, 2-inch grand pianos, 13 7-foot grand pianos and one 9-foot concert grand piano. The delivery of the pianos to UT’s new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center in August 2013 completed the university’s privately financed $3.5 million campaign to become an All-Steinway School.
To view more information on the construction of the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, click here.
The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is open during the following hours:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m.
All hallways on the ground floor and the hallways to the band area will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The corridors by the Recital Hall will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Students will need a proximity card to access these areas once they are locked.
All persons should vacate the building 15 minutes prior to close. Persons not officially registered at UT are considered trespassers by Campus Police.
The building is completely locked down to the general public on football home game days. Regular access hours for faculty, staff, GTAs and music students is allowed via the proximity card entrances on these days.
The building can be accessed via the outside doors on the ground and first floors. In addition, the building is also equipped with lockable doors to the hallways on the ground and first floors.
- Music Office – 117 HMC
- Band Rehearsal Room – 135 HMC
- Chamber Music Rehearsal Rooms – 074, 077
- Choral Rehearsal Room – 012 HMC
- Choral Secretary – 217 HMC
- Class Piano Room – 039 HMC
- Classrooms – 007, 009, 010 (Seminar Room), 018, 022, 025, 068, 244 (Music Ed) HMC
- Composition Lab – 040 HMC
- Computer Lab – 011 HMC
- Orchestra Rehearsal Room – 119 HMC
- Organ Studio – 246 HMC
- Percussion Rehearsal Room – 133 HMC
- Sandra Powell Recital Hall – 101 HMC
- Tutoring Center – 017 HMC
George Devine Music Library
G004 HMC (Haslam Music Center)
The George DeVine Music Library is in Room G004 of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. The library houses an extensive collection of 80,780 items including 24,700 audio recordings, 2,525 video recordings, 26,550 scores and over 100 subscriptions to music journals. The library's resources include an online catalog of UT's collection, as well as online resources such as Groves Music Online, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford Performing Arts Dictionary, and 5 streaming audio databases.
Performance facilities for music students include :
- 400-seat Sandra Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
- 977-seat James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.
- 278-seat Alumni Memorial Performance Hall I (room 32) in the Alumni Memorial Building.
The computer lab consists of 19 Apple computers each equipped with a MIDI Keyboard and software for music notation, ear training, marching band techniques, internet, and word processing. The computers and software are updated on a regular basis through the University Technology Fee funds.
45 practice rooms and many chamber rehearsal rooms are found in the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. These rooms are reserved exclusively for students currently enrolled in applied music at UT. They operate via an electronic locking system, which requires the use of Student IDs with magnetic strip for entrance. The ID will work only after the student has been assigned a lesson time and their applied teacher has turned in their name and ID number to the music office.
No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed in practice rooms.
Music Learning Center (Tutoring Center)
Students have access to one-on-one tutoring to help them in music theory, ear training/aural skills, and musicology classes. Tutors are available for one time or continuous help.
6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday
For appointments/ongoing help: complete the Request for Tutor form.
Care of the Facilities
We are very proud of our new building and hope that you, the students, will be very protective of the building as well as the equipment, library materials, and instruments.
No student should permit others to be abusive, either carelessly or deliberately. The smallest damage hurts everyone. Students are requested to report any items that require attention to the Director of the School of Music.
Students are encouraged to check their (or their parents') homeowners' insurance for the availability of an insurance rider which covers University-owned instruments and equipment entrusted to their care.