Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture Resources

Music Performance Spaces

Ingle Memorial Auditorium is located in the Student Alumni Union. It is commonly used for concerts, other performances, and weekly movie showings. The auditorium was designed as a cultural center for plays and musical events at RIT. It previously served as the campus chapel until the construction of the Schmitt Interfaith Center in 1985. Ingle was dedicated on May 17, 1969. The auditorium was constructed in the bequest of Arthur H. Ingle, a trustee. The auditorium was named in memory of his mother, Albenia Elizabeth Ingle, and his wife, Maude Dennie Ingle. The auditorium has 505 seats and is equipped with professional sound and lighting support, making it the ideal location for larger concert performances. It is the home of RIT’s Performing Artists Concert Series.

Allen Chapel is located within The Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center, located on the east end of the Student Alumni Union. It is known for its pristine acoustics and peaceful setting, making it an ideal location for chamber concerts and vocal recitals. Its intimate feel, and mid-sized capacity of approximately 150, provides an excellent space for student recitals as well as concerts of larger ensemble, such as the RIT Orchestra. It is also where the newly launched Faculty Spotlight concert series occurs. Allen Chapel is maintained by the wonderful people at the Center for Religious Life.

Music Rooms

The RIT Music Program has several designated Music Rooms on campus. They are located in the basement of Liberal Arts Hall, and in the basement of the Student Alumni Union.

All applied music lessons are conducted in the Music Rooms in the basement of Liberal Arts Hall (A260, A264, and A269), or at a location agreed upon between the instructor and student.

All official RIT performance ensembles rehearse in the Music Rooms in the basement of the Student Alumni Union (A120 and A130). The weekly rehearsal schedule for all RIT Music Rooms is set at the beginning of each semester and adjusted on a case by case basis at the discretion of the department Chair.

RIT students, faculty, or staff wanting to enquire about the availability of any of the RIT Music Program Music Rooms on campus, please contact the Senior Staff Specialist for the Performing Arts and Visual Culture Department, Ben Willmott.

Practice Rooms

Students looking to practice on an individual basis are strongly encouraged to utilize the practice rooms on the perimeter of A130 during the regularly scheduled practice room hours. During these hours, a Music Room Attendee will be stationed at the door to greet guests, answer any questions, and sign in/out students practicing. Practice rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Open hours of these practice rooms change each semester and may be viewed by visiting www.rit.edu/music/SAUpracticeroomhours.

Please contact the Senior Staff Specialist for the Performing Arts and Visual Culture Department, Ben Willmott, with any questions regarding usage of the Music Program's practice rooms.

If students have a larger ensemble with which they would like to rehearse, they may contact the Senior Staff Specialist to check availability of the other, more spacious, Music Rooms.

Please note that all RIT Music Rooms are for the sole use of current RIT students, faculty, and staff, with preference given to students currently enrolled in the RIT Music Program academic programs. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis.

Musical Instrument Inventory and Storage Policies

The RIT Music Program owns a variety of instruments for student use. These include all of the standard instruments used in Concert Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. Availability of the instruments is based on seniority and need in the ensemble. Students who receive approval to borrow an instrument owned by the RIT Music Program will be required to sign a form that provides that the borrower is liable for damage to or loss of the instrument. Please contact the Staff Assistant for the Performing Arts Program if you would like to check the availability of an instrument owned by the RIT Music Program.
 

The RIT Music Program owns two drum sets. Only students currently enrolled in an RIT Music Program ensemble are permitted to use these drum sets. RIT is unable to store student owned drum sets at this time.

The RIT Music Program owns bass and guitar amplifiers. Only students currently enrolled in an RIT Music Program ensemble are permitted to use these amplifiers. RIT is unable to store student owned amplifiers at this time.

There are several instrument storage cabinets in the A130 Music Room. Availability of storage for a personal instrument is based on a first come first served basis with preference being given to students enrolled in the RIT Music Program ensembles. Storage for personal drum sets or other large percussion instruments is not available. Please contact the Staff Assistant for the Performing Arts Program if you would like to check the availability of an RIT Music Program instrument storage cabinet.