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Resources and Facilities


Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Completed in 2003, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts houses the renowned 825-seat Cherry Logan Emerson Concert Hall, Tharp Rehearsal Hall, multiple chamber music and practice rooms, teaching studios, and smart classrooms. The facility also features dedicated percussion studios, a harp room, a double reed room, and performance faculty studios.
Enrolled music students have access to practice rooms in the Schwartz Center. Emerson Concert Hall features a choral balcony, an orchestra pit, and the Daniel Jaeckel Opus 45 Pipe Organ, installed in 2005. The architecture is a “shoebox design” based on the Musikverein Concert Hall in Vienna, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Concert Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall. The state-of-the-art acoustical banner system can be adjusted to make the space acoustically correct for any kind of ensemble or concert performance.

Performing Arts Studio

1804 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Emory’s Performing Arts Studio (PAS) is the Music Department’s original 238 seat concert hall. PAS holds classes, rehearsals, and workshops during the day and is home to ensembles and performances for the Music Department at night and on select weekends.

  • The Performing Arts Studio is a multi-functional space, equipped with a state of the art Digital ETC ION Lighting Board and PreSonus Digital Sound Board.
  • When not in use by the Music Department, PAS can be rented for performances by other departments on campus or student-run groups, such as AHANA Dance.
  • The Performing Arts Studio may be available to groups outside Emory on a case-by-case basis, particularly during the months of January-February and June-September.

Utilizing PAS

Music Department PAS Request Form

PAS Request Form

Practice Rooms

Music Department practice rooms in the Schwartz Center and the Burlington Road Building are open to students taking classes, ensembles and lessons with Music Department Faculty and Artist Affiliates. Students must renew card access once per academic year.

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Burlington Road Building

Locker Requests

Music students may request a locker either in the Burlington Road Building or the Schwartz Center.

  • For locker requests in the Schwartz Center, see Martha Shockey in Schwartz 210.
  • For locker requests in the Burlington Road Building, see the Main Music Department Office in BRB 230.