Facilities of the Department of Music

Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts includes an acoustically excellent theatre-concert hall and a more intimate recital hall. The music building contains a full range of rehearsal and teaching facilities, more than 70 practice rooms and studios for graduate students, and more than 40 Steinway grand pianos. A fully-equipped electronic and computer music studio complex provides advanced facilities for electronic and computer music composition. Within the Department, students have access to computing resources in the graduate student computing lounge, as well as the emedia SINC site (run by Instructional Computing) which has multimedia software and hardware. The department also has a collection of early instruments, including several harpsichords and organs, a consort of viols, and Renaissance wind instruments. Our music library contains an extensive research collection of books, periodicals, scores, microfilms and recordings, and includes a state of the art listening facility.