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Earl V. Moore Building


The School of Music, Theatre & Dance enjoys extraordinarily fine and complete facilities. Its headquarters are in the Earl V. Moore Building, designed by Eero Saarinen, completed in 1964 and located in a park-like setting on the University's beautiful North Campus.  It is one of the most handsome and functional buildings on campus.



The Moore Building contains: 

  • two rehearsal/concert halls,
  • 45 performance teaching studios,
  • 18 classrooms,
  • 40 offices,
  • a world-renowned music library,
  • 120 practice rooms, including 12 organ practice rooms, and other special facilities for piano, harp, harpsichord and percussion practice.


In 1985, the Margaret Dow Towsley Center, a significant addition to the Moore building, was dedicated. It contains a splendid organ studio, the McIntosh Theatre and exhibition space for the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.










Moore Bldg pond side view



Moore Bldg Music Library



Moore Bldg BAM Organ Hall



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower