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 and discover four unique performance venues, a gift shop, restaurant, rehearsal rooms, costume shops and more. The acoustics in Krannert’s Foellinger Great Hall are so fine that the Chicago Symphony has used it for commercial recordings. Meander through the Music Building and sit in on a class or listen in at the Computer-Assisted Music Instruction Laboratory (CAMIL) 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.