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Frank Moody Music Building
This 1,000-seat hall was designed as a performance space for the Music Department.

Arrayed in a continental plan, the orchestra has side aisles to maximize the number of persons in the best viewing range. Loose chairs in the wrap-around balconies make it possible for patrons to jockey their chair into the optimal viewing positon.

The stage is a large open platform that can accommodate a full orchestra and chorus. The balconies that surround the stage can be used for chorus as well.

The stage is also equipped with a lift at the front and rigging overhead so that modest productions of opera can be staged. Drapery was designed to hang on the rigging to provide a neutral surround and to mask the organ. The rigging also supports the acoustic panels, providing for acoustic adjustability.

The stage and house lighting system are all controlled from the same dimming system. This makes it easy to configure a "look" that includes both house and stage.

Special lighting at the capitols of the columns, linear lighting at the recesses on either side of the side wall piers and down lighting can all be set at levels to create different looks.