Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SFA News - Millersville Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University has been designed to foster interdisciplinary engagement in the arts for the campus and the community.
The new building is a performing arts center for the University's Music Department, a new 310-seat concert hall, a new art gallery for Millersville’s Art Department, and a new theater for drama and musical theater within a renovated 50s-era auditorium. The project emphasizes the teaching environment and exploits teaching opportunities and interdisciplinary activities throughout the building. Every space, from the theater catwalk and lighting control room to a hallway lounge, was recognized as a potential classroom or performance venue and was designed to meet this vision.
The Center also holds a grand, two-story entrance lobby and a 310-seat concert hall.
Multi-use rehearsal and recital halls and an art gallery round out the project’s multidisciplinary approach. A monumental stair connects the first level to a mezzanine lounge and the building’s second level, which will feature faculty studios, classrooms, a piano lab, music library, and Music Department administrative offices. The 60-year-old  existing auditorium, which has been fully renovated into a 700-seat theater-auditorium, is the largest seated venue on Millersville’s campus.
Congrats to the Spillman team for a job well done, and for completing another incredible performing arts venue.  Photography/Copyright by Matt Wargo.

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