The relocation of the Department of Music and Sacred Music at Notre Dame will provide much needed new space for these growing programs. It also will put music into close proximity to other performing arts departments and programs. Specifically, the building features two rehearsal halls (one medium-sized and the other the large Michuda Family Rehearsal Hall), two formal performance spaces (the LaBar Recital Hall and LaBar Performance Hall), a music library, a music lab for studio production, a lecture hall, classrooms and seminar rooms, numerous practice rooms of varying sizes, four organ practice rooms and faculty offices.
Levels 1 and 2: A 174-seat recital hall, an innovatively designed interdisciplinary performance hall, and the Frank Leahy Gate grand entrance to the stadium.
Level 3: A large music library relocated from the Hesburgh Library, a lecture hall, classrooms, and rehearsal and seminar rooms.
Level 4: A club/lounge for hospitality during football games and for hosting receptions year-round.
Levels 5 and 6: Department of Music and Sacred Music at Notre Dame administrative offices, faculty offices, a music lab for studio production, and practice rooms.
Level 7: Mechanical, with a scoreboard on the exterior. The video board is 96 feet by 54 feet. Just as at Purcell Pavilion and the Compton Family Ice Arena, there will be no advertising or commercials associated with use of the video board.
Both music programs moved into the building before the spring 2018 semester and all of their various activities are in progress.