Hamel Music Center

Opening in 2019, the Mead Witter School of Music's Hamel Music Center features state-of-the-art acoustic and recording technology designed to prepare students to perform at the highest of professional standards and allow faculty to offer exceptional and innovative educational experiences.

True to our mission as a land-grant university, our enhanced capacity to capture and present UW-Madison's greatest musical moments will allow the Mead Witter School of Music to share its gifts far beyond the borders of our campus.
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Opening in 2019, the Mead Witter School of Music's Hamel Music Center features state-of-the-art acoustic and recording technology designed to prepare students to perform at the highest of professional standards and allow faculty to offer exceptional and innovative educational experiences.

True to our mission as a land-grant university, our enhanced capacity to capture and present UW-Madison's greatest musical moments will allow the Mead Witter School of Music to share its gifts far beyond the borders of our campus.
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Opening in 2019, the Mead Witter School of Music's Hamel Music Center features state-of-the-art acoustic and recording technology designed to prepare students to perform at the highest of professional standards and allow faculty to offer exceptional and innovative educational experiences.

True to our mission as a land-grant university, our enhanced capacity to capture and present UW-Madison's greatest musical moments will allow the Mead Witter School of Music to share its gifts far beyond the borders of our campus.
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Lau & Bea Christensen Upper Lobby

Visible from University Avenue, the Hamel Music Center's two-story, glassed-in lobby connects all spaces in the building. Accessible by a central spiral staircase, the Christensen Upper Lobby also provides access to balcony seating.
Both the main and upper lobbies are ideal for hosting receptions and special events. As common spaces, they also promote daily interaction between the Mead Witter School of Music's undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
Crowning the space is a custom copper pipe chandelier, a gift from the Class of 1965 and crafted by Manning Lighting of Sheboygan, WI.

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Visible from University Avenue, the Hamel Music Center's two-story, glassed-in lobby connects all spaces in the building. Accessible by a central spiral staircase, the Christensen Upper Lobby also provides access to balcony seating.
Both the main and upper lobbies are ideal for hosting receptions and special events. As common spaces, they also promote daily interaction between the Mead Witter School of Music's undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
Crowning the space is a custom copper pipe chandelier, a gift from the Class of 1965 and crafted by Manning Lighting of Sheboygan, WI.

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Visible from University Avenue, the Hamel Music Center's two-story, glassed-in lobby connects all spaces in the building. Accessible by a central spiral staircase, the Christensen Upper Lobby also provides access to balcony seating.
Both the main and upper lobbies are ideal for hosting receptions and special events. As common spaces, they also promote daily interaction between the Mead Witter School of Music's undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
Crowning the space is a custom copper pipe chandelier, a gift from the Class of 1965 and crafted by Manning Lighting of Sheboygan, WI.

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The Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall

Seating more than 650, the Hamel Music Center's main concert hall features an expansive stage with the capacity to accommodate the Mead Witter School of Music's numerous student and faculty ensembles. The second floor choir loft can also be used for additional audience seating.

The hall is richly appointed with copper accents and bold colors (a signature of architect Malcolm Holzman) which take their inspiration from the seasonal cycle of the Sugar Maple, Wisconsin's state tree.
Throughout the audience, personalized copper seat plaques honor graduates, professors, and loved ones where generations of musical Badgers will perform for years to come.

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Seating more than 650, the Hamel Music Center's main concert hall features an expansive stage with the capacity to accommodate the Mead Witter School of Music's numerous student and faculty ensembles. The second floor choir loft can also be used for additional audience seating.

The hall is richly appointed with copper accents and bold colors (a signature of architect Malcolm Holzman) which take their inspiration from the seasonal cycle of the Sugar Maple, Wisconsin's state tree.
Throughout the audience, personalized copper seat plaques honor graduates, professors, and loved ones where generations of musical Badgers will perform for years to come.

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Seating more than 650, the Hamel Music Center's main concert hall features an expansive stage with the capacity to accommodate the Mead Witter School of Music's numerous student and faculty ensembles. The second floor choir loft can also be used for additional audience seating.

The hall is richly appointed with copper accents and bold colors (a signature of architect Malcolm Holzman) which take their inspiration from the seasonal cycle of the Sugar Maple, Wisconsin's state tree.
Throughout the audience, personalized copper seat plaques honor graduates, professors, and loved ones where generations of musical Badgers will perform for years to come.

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The Collins Recital Hall

Undergraduates in the Mead Witter School of Music will perform capstone projects and graduate students will perform final doctoral recitals in the Hamel Music Center’s two-story recital hall.
Seating more than 300, the hall's warm wooden accents and inspiring imagery include a “tiara” suspended above the stage and wallpaper designed by printmaker William Weege, founder of Madison's Tandem Press.
Like the concert hall, the recital hall offers additional audience seating above the stage.

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Undergraduates in the Mead Witter School of Music will perform capstone projects and graduate students will perform final doctoral recitals in the Hamel Music Center’s two-story recital hall.
Seating more than 300, the hall's warm wooden accents and inspiring imagery include a “tiara” suspended above the stage and wallpaper designed by printmaker William Weege, founder of Madison's Tandem Press.
Like the concert hall, the recital hall offers additional audience seating above the stage.

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Undergraduates in the Mead Witter School of Music will perform capstone projects and graduate students will perform final doctoral recitals in the Hamel Music Center’s two-story recital hall.
Seating more than 300, the hall's warm wooden accents and inspiring imagery include a “tiara” suspended above the stage and wallpaper designed by printmaker William Weege, founder of Madison's Tandem Press.
Like the concert hall, the recital hall offers additional audience seating above the stage.

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Sing Man & Florence Lee/Annette Kaufman Rehearsal Hall

The Lee/Kaufman Rehearsal hall provides an attractive space large enough to accommodate the acoustic and physical demands of the Mead Witter School of Music’s many large ensembles—including the UW marching band, the concert band, and the symphony orchestra.
The distinctive corner window, looking out toward the Chazen Museum of Art, gives passersby a view into the hall’s activities. This multi-use space will also host pre-and post-concert educational talks, events, and receptions.

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The Lee/Kaufman Rehearsal hall provides an attractive space large enough to accommodate the acoustic and physical demands of the Mead Witter School of Music’s many large ensembles—including the UW marching band, the concert band, and the symphony orchestra.
The distinctive corner window, looking out toward the Chazen Museum of Art, gives passersby a view into the hall’s activities. This multi-use space will also host pre-and post-concert educational talks, events, and receptions.

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The Lee/Kaufman Rehearsal hall provides an attractive space large enough to accommodate the acoustic and physical demands of the Mead Witter School of Music’s many large ensembles—including the UW marching band, the concert band, and the symphony orchestra.
The distinctive corner window, looking out toward the Chazen Museum of Art, gives passersby a view into the hall’s activities. This multi-use space will also host pre-and post-concert educational talks, events, and receptions.

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A State-of-the-Art Learning Facility

As a learning lab for music students, the Hamel Music Center provides invaluable production experience with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment, as well as a recording studio equipped with monitors, mixing boards, and cameras that allow for interaction with performing artists in the concert and recital halls.

Two large dressing rooms, including the Daniel Gregg Myers Green Room, offer performers a comfortable space before taking the stage.
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As a learning lab for music students, the Hamel Music Center provides invaluable production experience with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment, as well as a recording studio equipped with monitors, mixing boards, and cameras that allow for interaction with performing artists in the concert and recital halls.

Two large dressing rooms, including the Daniel Gregg Myers Green Room, offer performers a comfortable space before taking the stage.
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As a learning lab for music students, the Hamel Music Center provides invaluable production experience with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment, as well as a recording studio equipped with monitors, mixing boards, and cameras that allow for interaction with performing artists in the concert and recital halls.

Two large dressing rooms, including the Daniel Gregg Myers Green Room, offer performers a comfortable space before taking the stage.
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