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Formally reducing the ribbon to have a good time the opening of Mississippi State’s new Music Constructing are, left to proper, Division of Music Head Daniel Stevens; Provost and Government Vice President David Shaw; Professor of Music and Steinway Artist Rose Sebba; MSU President Mark E. Keenum; Director of Bands Elva Kaye Lance; Hoppy Allred with Allred Stolarski Architects; Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Establishments of Larger Studying President Thomas Duff; Hal McMahon of Mac’s Development Firm, Inc.; and Faculty of Training Dean Teresa Jayroe. (Photograph by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State is celebrating its new state-of-the-art Music Constructing with an official ribbon reducing ceremony immediately [Nov. 3].

The $21 million undertaking supplies a brand new house for the Division of Music, a part of MSU’s Faculty of Training.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum mentioned the college has loved “exceptional development” on campus over the previous decade and is “really blessed” as a result of members of the Mississippi State household have helped the establishment advance.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum speaks throughout the Music Constructing Ribbon Chopping ceremony. (Photograph by Megan Bean)

“What an exquisite event to have a good time the grand opening of our model new Music Constructing right here at Mississippi State College. Should you go searching, you see some exceptional issues on our campus. Proper subsequent door is a model new engineering constructing. Now we have new roads and infrastructure; we have now rising endowed scholarships; rising endowed professorships. Now we have lots of momentum and pleasure, and it’s due to the nice individuals who love this college and respect a lot what this college means to our state, nation and the world,” Keenum mentioned.

The 37,000-square-foot facility at 124 Hardy Street consists of school rooms, a choral rehearsal corridor, school places of work, sound-proof observe rooms, recording studio, lecture/recital corridor, scholar lounge and administrative suite. Hoppy Allred with Allred Stolarski Architects in Ocean Springs is the design skilled for the ability, and Hattiesburg-based Mac’s Development Firm, Inc. is the overall contractor.

A sequence of each vocal and instrumental performances got by school and college students throughout this system (Photograph by Megan Bean)

MSU Provost and Government Vice President David Shaw mentioned along with the constructing’s official opening, “We’re additionally celebrating the excellent imaginative and prescient, collaboration and exhausting work of the various people who made this constructing a actuality.”

He referred to as the brand new Music Constructing a “shining instance” of the capital enhancements made at MSU lately.

Dean of the Faculty of Training Teresa Jayroe mentioned college students and college eagerly awaited the brand new facility, which “in live performance with the adjoining Kent Sills Band Corridor and marching observe facility, gives a aggressive and trendy complicated for our music majors and band members.

Rose Sebba, piano; Sheri Falcone, clarinet; and Denise Rowan, bassoon, carry out throughout Nov. 3 ceremony. (Photograph by Megan Bean)

“We’re reducing this ribbon immediately due to the imaginative and prescient of our President, Dr. Mark Keenum, who noticed the necessity and did what was vital to satisfy that want for our college students and for our school—and for that, Dr. Keenum, we’re all proud and grateful,” Jayroe mentioned. “All of us on the MSU Faculty of Training and the Division of Music promise to be good stewards of the constructing you might have entrusted to us.”

She additionally thanked the various supporters of the undertaking together with Shaw, the State Faculty Board and the Mississippi Legislature, in addition to alumni and donors.

Division of Music Head Daniel Stevens mentioned, “The great thing about our new music complicated is that it intensifies the driving drive towards collective success and encourages collaboration for school and college students in analysis and artistic exercise.”

At the moment’s celebration included vocal and instrumental performances by school and college students, together with excursions of the constructing.

For info on naming alternatives, endowments and different methods to assist MSU’s Division of Music, contact Trish Cunetto, director of improvement for the Faculty of Training, at (662) 325-6762 or [email protected]

MSU’s Faculty of Training is dwelling to 6 educational departments, one analysis unit and quite a few service models. For extra concerning the faculty, go to Be taught extra concerning the Division of Music at

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