MSU Board of Trustees issued approval to plan the renovation and expansion of the College of Music. The $35 million project includes a 35,000-square-foot expansion, and 8,500 square feet of renovates space.
The renovation will include rehearsal spaces, additional practice rooms, a lecture center, faculty studios, offices, a multimedia room, and a public gathering space with a cafe.
“This will be an important and strategic piece of our vision for the future,” said James Forger, dean of the College of Music. “This state-of-the-art addition and renovation to the Music Building following the world-class renovation of performance spaces including recently completed Cook Recital Hall and Fairchild Theatre, will make it a premier destination for students and faculty from around the globe. It will support the work of an exceptional faculty that is second to none.”
Michigan State University will provide 50% of the $35 million. There will be fundraising efforts for the remaining $10.5 million in gifts that will be needed to finish the project. Donors could be able to name spaces in the expanded facility.