Music instruction takes place in historic Presser Hall, where classrooms, studios, and rehearsal spaces are furnished with fine instruments and electronic equipment. Extensive renovations have transformed Presser Hall into a state-of-the-art music facility as well as an inviting space for study and relaxation. The department of music is committed to becoming an all-Steinway institution and has begun to purchase new Steinway pianos. The Rath Library and Listening Center contains over 15,000 discs, scores, and books for reference and study.
(photo, left to right): Andy Lyford, piano technician; Cara Modisett, guest artist; Melia Garber, piano faculty & HAM (Hollins Academy of Music instructor); Barbara Mackin, piano faculty & HAM; Kerry Morgiewicz, HAM and concert choir accompanist; Judith Cline, voice faculty and chair of the music department; Jeff Kresge, trumpet faculty
|Talmadge Recital Hall, with two Steinway grand pianos, is widely known for its admirable acoustics and is ideal for performances of piano, vocal, and chamber music.
On March 6, 2011, the Department of Music welcomed our new Steinway Model D piano to Talmadge Recital Hall. This instrument was built in 2004, was originally purchased for the North Theatre in Danville, Virginia, and came to its home on the Hollins University campus in December 2010. It is one of the last instruments signed by Henry Z. Steinway (1915-2008), great-grandson of the company’s founder. Each Steinway grand piano takes nearly a year to create. Steinway is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. At 8' 11 ¾" in length, the Steinway Model D piano is a majestic musical instrument and is the overwhelming choice of the world's greatest pianists.
Through the generosity of the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, the Department of Music is honored to be able to provide our students, faculty, and visiting artists this instrument of exceptional quality for generations to come.
|The 45-rank, three-manual Holtkamp organ in duPont Chapel is featured in the international encyclopedia Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Also in duPont Chapel are a Dowd harpsichord and a 47-bell carillon cast in France by Paccard.|