The Department of Music is housed in the Foy Building on Georgia Southern University’s campus. Remodeled in 2009, the Foy building features technologically advanced music classrooms, music labs, performance spaces, a recording studio, and a music library.
Carter Recital Hall
The Carol A. Carter Recital Hall is located in the Foy Building. The majority of Departmental concerts are performed in this beautiful acoustic space.
The Music Library, located on the third floor of the Foy Building, houses musical scores and audio-visual recordings, allowing students to study them in tandem. Copies of important reference works, such as the Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, are available to students, as is a copy machine.
Most scores may be checked out for a three-week period of time, and patrons may listen to CDs and watch DVDs in the library. The space provides ample seating for quiet study in a comfortable and beautiful setting overlooking the campus. The Music Library operates as a branch of the University Library, which houses books and periodicals about music.
Music Technology Lab
The Music Technology Lab hosts 16 individual student stations, each featuring a 27″ iMac, a Roland RS-5 or Roland Juno-D synthesizer, and an Avid MBox audio interface. All stations are equipped with ProTools, Digital Performer, Reason, Finale, East West Symphonic Gold Sampling Library, Max/MSP, Supercollider 3, and a other software packages. The classroom is also equipped with an audio network to enable communication between station computers for collaborative work.
The Recording Studio, located in the Foy building, serves as a space for advanced work in music technology and multimedia. The studio features a control room, live room, and two isolation booths and is equipped with 7.1 surround sound setup. The studio keeps a variety of microphones, microphone preamps, and outboard gear at the ready.
Vintage Instrument Studio
In addition to its more modern features, the Music Technology program hosts several vintage instruments from the 1970s and ’80s, including a set of Electronic Music Laboratory Synthesizers – the EML 101, EML 200, EML 400/401 (sequencer/synth), and the EML 300 (controller). The studio also features a ReVox B77 4 track reel-to-reel tape machine, Moog Prodigy synthesizer, a DX-7, and a rack of Yamaha TX-816 synthesizers. In addition to these vintage instruments, cutting-edge instruments (the vintage instruments of the future) are housed here, including a Monome, a Synderphonics Manta, and an Ableton Push controller.
The David H. Averitt Center for the Arts’ Emma Kelly Theater hosts musical and theatrical events for the community. The Department maintains an active relationship with the Averitt Center and performs several concerts in the classic theater each year.
Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center provides a large venue for Departmental concerts and musical acts from around the country.