A campus within a campus, the School of Music is alive with activity. You can find the stately, grand, and state-of-the-art all within Smith Music Hall, a registered historical landmark. Walk to the nearby Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and discover four unique performance venues, a gift shop, restaurant, rehearsal rooms and costume shops, and a photo gallery. Acoustics in Krannert’s Foellinger Great Hall are so fine that the Chicago Symphony has made commercial recordings here. Meander through the Music Building and sit in on a class or listen in at the Computer-Assisted Music Instruction Laboratory or the Experimental Music Studios. Seek out the recording studios, instrument collections, special archives, and nearly a million items in an enormous library of scores, recordings, journals, books, and artifacts. Visit the A.A. Harding Band Building and observe a band rehearsal - while you’re there explore the amazing Carl Busch Historical Instrument Collection or John Philip Sousa’s own music library. Our buildings house the latest technology in addition to a myriad of special spaces, all designed to fit the diverse needs of a thriving, active community of musicians.