All the Faculty’s teaching and much of its research is housed in the purpose-built University Music School at West Road, close to the University Library. Designed by Sir Leslie Martin and dating from the late 1970s, it is structured round a 500-seat Concert Hall which houses both professional concerts and student music-making, while a Recital Room is used for smaller events and rehearsals. An extension to the building, completed in 2002, houses the Centre for Music and Science, whose dedicated include a fully equipped recording studio, a computer room, and research spaces. We own an extensive collection of instruments, including a Javanese gamelan; all of these are available for student use. The University Music School also includes the Pendlebury Library, with its extensive collection of scores, recordings, and books; lecture and meeting rooms; practice spaces; and a spacious foyer area with a coffee bar, together with other spaces for socialising or relaxing.
There is also a visual tour of some of our facilities.