Burns Fine Arts Center

Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center

The Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center was opened in 1984. Its two main halls, Hogan and Lemons, are home to the Departments of Music, Studio Arts, Art History, and Dance. The Center comprises several additional buildings, including the Laband Art Gallery and Murphy Recital Hall, an intimate, 212-seat, acoustically excellent performance space, where most of the Department of Music's rehearsals and concert events, and some of its classes take place.

The Burns Faculty Center and Student Art Gallery, added to the complex in 2008, houses music offices and studios in its Welk Music Suite. The George A.V. Dunning Courtyard serves as an inviting outdoor common area at the heart of the Fine Arts Center.

Department of Music spaces in Lemons Hall include academic classrooms, practice rooms with grand pianos, vocal and instrumental studios, faculty and administrative offices, a choral library, and a student lounge. One of the academic classrooms is a keyboard laboratory, equipped with sixteen 88-key Kawai electric pianos.