School of Music | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts


ASU Herberger Institute School of Music facilities are among the best-designed in the nation. There are five special concert halls. Katzin Concert Hall, Recital Hall and the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre are designed specifically for chamber music, solo performance and musical theatre. The Organ Hall houses the famous Fritts pipe organ, which is designed to replicate the acoustics of a great cathedral, and the Traeri Italian Baroque organ, on indefinite loan to ASU. ASU Gammage is considered the “jewel in the crown” for performance in the Southwest. The last great hall designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this special place has been the site of many life-changing performances.

In addition to the outstanding concert halls, the School of Music has four electronic music studios, music education and therapy labs, costume shop, piano repair shops, more than 200 studios and practice rooms, several multimedia classrooms, and the ASU Libraries' Music Library. The state-of-the-art music building is surrounded by grounds featuring informal courtyards and gardens filled with palm trees and indigenous southwestern plants.