The Department of Music is spread over three unique locations within the constantly expanding CCU campus.
The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building (pictured here) serves as home to the Edwards Recital Hall, the Edwards Black Box Theater, several music classrooms, technology labs, rehearsal rooms, and numerous music faculty, and administration, offices. The Edwards Recital Hall is one of the busiest performance halls on campus, accommodating weekly chamber and solo performances by students, faculty, and guest artists. In addition to the variety of performances, many of the day-to-day classes, rehearsals, and applied lessons take place within the walls of the Edwards building.
The Coastal Band Hall is the rehearsal space for the majority of the university’s instrumental ensembles. It is home to the large ensemble rehearsal room, the percussion studio, several practice rooms, and the brass, woodwind, and percussion faculty offices. The Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band dedicated practice field is also located adjacent to the Coastal Band Hall. Click here for Band Hall directions.
Wheelwright Auditorium is the premier performance hall at CCU and hosts hundreds of events each year. Boasting a seating capacity of nearly eight hundred, a state-of-the-art lighting and audio system, and a full time staff of expert technicians, Wheelwright is the ideal location for major concerts, theatre productions, and other events requiring lots of space and excellent acoustics. The lobby gleams with Italian marble floors, complete with an inset of the bronze university seal. Upstairs at Wheelwright is the mezzanine, which opens into an open-air balcony. Surrounded by faculty offices, a reception room, practice rooms, and a state-of-the-art recording studio, the mezzanine is also home to the Beach Music Hall of Fame.