The music building and Leon Recital Hall offer students excellent facilities including Smart classrooms, practice rooms, a recording studio and music technology lab, and acoustically beautiful performance spaces.

Recording Studio

Richmond Recording Studio

The Adams State Richmond Recording Studio is a three-room suite for recording and mixing. The studio has a new Midas M32 console, two IMac computers, the latest Cubase, Wavelab, Native Instruments, and Melodyne software, UAD, Neve, Manley, Focusrite, and Drawmer, preamps, MIDI keyboards, Universal Audio effects, a digital piano, drum set, and Neumann, Mojave, and AKG microphones. This studio is a state-of-the-art facility and offers students a professional-level recording studio to hone their skills and gain valuable studio experience. The studio has been used extensively by students both in and outside class and has also been used for Adams State planetarium voiceover, Adams State Theater productions, and by the local video production company Moxiecran media. The studio is the primary class space for all recording classes and students have used this facility to create recordings that have helped gain employment, concert tours, internships, etc. In addition, the area is open to all students, regardless of major or emphases, on a weekly basis to record their music.

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Leon Auditorium

pianoLeon Recital Hall serves as the main recital facility for Adams State University. This hall, which seats 180 people, features a Steinway concert grand piano and a Bosendorfer grand piano, a 21-rank pipe organ, and a two-manual harpsichord. Events that occur regularly in Leon Auditorium include faculty recitals, guest recitals, and student recitals.

Richardson Hall Auditorium

Winds and Percussion Ensemble

Large ensemble concerts typically take place in Richardson Hall Auditorium. This auditorium seats 520 people. Some of the events that regularly occur in Richardson Hall include a formal concert series for ensembles and guest artist performances.

Music Computer Lab

Music Computer Lab

The music lab contains thirteen stations equipped with new IMac computers, MIDI keyboards, Pyware (the industry standard marching band software), Garageband for music recording, and the latest Finale software (the industry standard music notation software). The lab also contains approximately 2,000 CDs, CD and DVD burners, CD artwork software, and video editing software. In addition, students can access the Naxos Music Library from the computers in the lab, a streaming database with over 2 million tracks. This is facility is the primary classroom for MUS 103, Intro to Music Technology, with students working on the computers and software both in and outside of class. In addition, the course MUS 104, 204, 208, 304, and 308 have students working on class projects in this lab. Students also use the music lab for the course “Marching Band Techniques” and frequently use the technology for individual projects such as arranging music for ensembles.