Music Facilities at Pacific

Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

The Department of Music is housed in its very own building, the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. The layout includes:

  • McCready Hall
  • Practice Rooms
  • MIDI Lab
  • Piano Lab
  • Classrooms
  • Rehearsal Space
  • Ensemble Libraries (vocal, chamber, and full instrumental)
  • Student Lockers
  • Percussion Room
  • Instrument Storage Room
  • Student Lounge
  • Faculty Offices
  • The Arts Division Office

The following facilities are also available for use by music students:

  • Burlingham Rehersal Room
  • The Pacific Music Library

McCready Hall is the performance hall within the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center building. It is a 400-seat recital hall designed for music performances. The hall has state-of-the-art acoustics. The building encompasses extensive PA and recording installation as well as headphone and speaker monitoring.

Our Piano Lab includes 14 Kawai electronic units with full interactive capability, as well as an instructor's unit.

The MIDI Lab is a Macintosh-based system using Ensoniq, Roland, Alesis, Opcode, Mackie, and JBL hardware. Software includes Performer, Finale, and Band-In-A-Box.

There are nine Practice Rooms within Taylor-Meade, eight with pianos, to accommodate any musical situation. One room is dedicated solely to percussion.

Burlingham Rehearsal Room is designed to duplicate the recital hall stage in size and acoustics. This space can be used to accommodate myriad rehearsal strategies.

Pacific's Music Library, intended for listening to and studying music, is located within the beautiful new main campus library. It features an extensive collection of reference books, scores, recordings, and DVDs. As a part of the main library, the music library provides access to state-of-the-art technology, including wireless internet, interactive study rooms with plasma screen monitors, and fully-equipped listening stations.