Here you will find building and room descriptions. The Policies and Operating Procedures page identifies major facilities-related activities and operational plans and provides instructions, guidelines, documentation, and forms for CWRU personnel and external groups. 

View our calendars, request a classroom, or reserve space for a special event or meeting, all through our Room Schedules and Reservations page. 

Haydn Hall

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Haydn Hall behind fountain

Haydn Hall, located in the heart of Mather Quad, is home to Department of Music faculty and staff offices, graduate student offices, four classrooms, four practice rooms, two HPP studios, the Music Education Resource Room, a Macintosh computer classroom/lab (The Core), and a large lounge (The Haven Music Hall). In 1902, Flora Stone Mather funded construction of Haydn Hall. Originally envisioned as a study and recreation facility, this building served as the only student center on campus, but the growing student population and crowding at Guilford required that Haydn also serve as the second College for Women dormitory. It was given to the college by Flora Stone Mather and named in honor of Hiram Collins Haydn, the fifth president of Western Reserve University, pastor of the Old Stone Church, and the individual most active in convincing Western Reserve College to move to Cleveland. Charles F. Schweinfurth, the prominent residential architect of Euclid Avenue (“Millionaires’ Row”) mansions, also rebuilt the interior of the Old Stone Church in 1884 and designed Trinity Cathedral, designed Haydn Hall. Classrooms scheduling is controlled by the University Registrar and available for non-music classes with permission from the Department of Music. The practice rooms are open to music majors and CWRU students enrolled in music ensembles or applied music lessons.

Mather Quad buildings: Mather Memorial Building, Clark Hall, Harkness Chapel, Haydn Hall, Mather House, Mather Dance Center, and Guilford House, were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s to house the College for Women. Read more about the history of the College of Arts and Sciences

Haydn Hall
Classrooms Practice Rooms
Classroom (Rm. 102) Practice Room (Rm. 209)
Classroom (Rm. 207) Practice Room (Rm. 210)
Classroom (Rm. 311) Practice Room (Rm. 211)
Classroom (Rm. 312) Practice Room (Rm. 212)
  HPP Studio (Rm. 15)
Offices HPP Studio (Rm. 19)
Music Office: Jennifer Wright (Rm. 103)   
Laura Stauffer (Rm. 101) Common Spaces
Copy Room (Rm. 216) The Haven Music Lounge (Rm. 100)
Graduate Offices (Rm. 5 + Rm. 8) Kitchenette (2nd floor)

Music Education Resource Room

The Music Education Resource Center (Haydn Hall Rm. 10) is a space for music education students to prepare educational materials and research projects, and it contains a variety of audiovisual media, including a library of education-oriented music software. Students may borrow items from a large collection of music textbooks, educational recordings, testing materials, vocal and instrumental books, curriculum guides, and classroom instruments. The use of this center is encouraged and sometimes required for many of the projects/assignments throughout the music education curriculum.

The Core

CWRU Students working with in the computer lab

The Core (Haydn Hall Rm. 16) is a Macintosh computer classroom and lab dedicated to mind, sound, and vision. The Core is a collaborative space for all CWRU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the University Circle community, to gather and collaborate, design visual and aural mediums, and create masterpieces. It not only offers computers and software, but also video and digital cameras and microphones for checkout, one-on-one tutorial time, course instruction, and space for meetings/demonstrations. The Core is actively involved in bringing technology to the community and it works closely with faculty in providing support facilities for technology-related courses.

The Haven Music Hall

The Haven Music Lounge (Haydn Hall, Rm. 100)

The Haven Music Hall (Haydn Hall, Rm. 100) is a multi-use space and public lounge where Department of Music students, faculty, and staff can relax, socialize, and study. It is available by reservation for special events and can be used after-hours for rehearsals, practice, or lessons. Guests will take pleasure in viewing past photographs of "The Haven" when it served as the main dining room and social hall for Haydn Hall, along with posters from past Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Annual Music Master Series.

Denison Hall 

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Exterior photo of Denison Hall (CWRU Music building)

Denison Hall is located next to Wade Commons near the North Residential Village and is used primarily for ensemble rehearsals and other musical activities. This building has six Wenger practice modules (one of which is a“virtual reality” acoustic room), percussion studio, music library, marching band storage, and instrument lockers. The four classrooms include Spartan Rehearsal Hall, Wade Rehearsal Hall, Denison Rehearsal Hall, and Denison Classroom. The spaces in Denison Hall are utilized by CWRU music majors, students enrolled in music ensembles or applied music lessons, and affiliated student organizations. Scheduling is controlled by the Department of Music. Please visit Nicholas Strawn, Performance and Operations Assistant, in Denison Hall, Rm. 157. 

Denison Hall
Rehearsal Rooms Practice Rooms
Denison Classroom (Rm. 152) Practice Module (Rm. 158)
Denison Rehearsal Hall (Rm. 160) Practice Module (Rm. 159)
Wade Rehearsal Hall (Rm. 119) Practice Module (Rm. 180)
Spartan Rehearsal Hall (Rm. 197) Practice Module (Rm. 182)
Music Library (Rm. 120) Practice Module (Rm. 182)
  Practice Module (Rm. 186)
Storage Percussion Studio (Rm. 185)
Auxiliary Storage (Rm. 173)  
Tuba Storage (Rm. 171)  
Spartan Percussion Storage (Rm. 197A + 197C) Offices
Marching Band Storage (Rm. 183) Paul Ferguson (Rm. 155)
Harp Storage (Rm. 176) Nicholas Strawn (Rm. 157)

Florence Harkness Memorial Chapel 

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Photo of Harkness Chapel and Classroom

Harkness Chapel (est. 1902) sits in the center of Mather Quad. It is the primary venue for Department of Music concerts, recitals, and other special events. Design features include neo-Gothic architecture, antique oak, Georgia pine woodwork, and Tiffany windows. The performance hall features a warm, intimate, and acoustically resonant space, seating for up to 400 guests, built-in sound amplification with audio/video recording (live stream) capabilities, and an audio recording studio. Physical features include exterior/interior lighting, paved walkways, ramp entrance, hard floors/carpeting, ground-level seating, accessible restrooms, HVAC, wireless internet, and electrical outlets on stage. The Harkness Classroom is located inside of Harkness Chapel and serves as an academic classroom and a backstage area during performances. The Department of Music controls the scheduling of concerts, music classes, student recitals, special events, and weddings.

Harkness Chapel was built to honor Florence Harkness Severance (Louis Henry Severance), the only daughter of Stephen V. Harkness and his second wife, Anna M. Richardson Harkness.

Harkness Chapel, Classroom

Music Colloquium with Prof Georgia Cowart

Harkness Classroom is located inside of Harkness Chapel and serves as an academic classroom and a backstage area during performances. This room features a capacity of 45 desks on risers with Level 2 Technology, including video projection, stereo sound system, and a grand piano. Scheduling is controlled by the University Registrar and available for non-music classes with permission from the Department of Music.