Imig Music BuildingWarner Imig Music Building

The College of Music’s Warner Imig Music Building—totaling more than 89,500 square feet—houses recital halls, large ensemble rehearsal rooms, a choral room, a state-of-the-art recording studio, more than 50 practice rooms, some 80 faculty studios, as well as classrooms and offices. Our students also have access to the Howard B. Waltz Music Library and the American Music Research Center, one of the largest and most important music research collections in the country; as well as access to dedicated space for our Musicians’ Wellness Program and Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Explore our 64,000-square-foot expansion, including a photo gallery of our stunning new and renovated spaces!

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Performance facilities

MackyMacky Auditorium

This 2,000-seat, century-old auditorium is home to our main stage opera productions, large ensemble concerts and special performances throughout the year. Macky also houses the American Music Research Center, a unique facility dedicated to the discovery of new information about American music. The center sponsors concerts and scholarly activities and serves as an archive—Rare + Distinctive Collections (Norlin Library)—for several extensive collections of American music.

Grusin Music HallGrusin Music Hall (C112)

The 500-seat Grusin Music Hall hosts hundreds of performances every year by faculty, students, small ensembles and guests.

Ensemble HallEnsemble Hall (S134)

Our 150-seat Ensemble Hall is designed for the college’s larger groups (e.g., CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra, CU Boulder Wind Symphony and CU Boulder Symphonic Band) to collaborate and rehearse. Additionally, with its telescopic/retractable seating, this space is ideal for performances by smaller groups.

Recital HallChamber Hall (S102)

With 118 stadium-style seats, the Chamber Hall doubles as an acoustic and academic space.

Music Theatre (N1B95)

The 270-seat Music Theatre is the home of the CU Boulder Musical Theatre Program and CU Boulder Eklund Opera Program.

waltz music libraryHoward B. Waltz Music Library

The college’s outstanding music library is considered to be among the nation’s most comprehensive. The library contains more than 150,000 volumes, scores, recordings and periodicals. Computerized facilities are provided for listening to recordings and work stations are available for computer-based reference searching.


The college also features extensive facilities for music technology and electronic music study. The Computer-Assisted Music Laboratories (CAML) are multi-purpose labs designed primarily for classroom instruction. They feature numerous workstations, each with a Musical Instrument Digital Interface, sampling keyboard and a computer. The CRUNCH lab is a fully-featured electronic music project studio. This lab is optimized for computer music research (including live interactive performance systems), as well as sound recording and editing projects and audio/video production. The Class Piano laboratory is equipped with 12 digital pianos.