The UC Davis music department will share information about three designs being considered for the new classroom and music recital hall building that will be built next to the Music Building on the UC Davis campus. A public information session is set at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
The session will begin immediately after the free Shinkoskey noon concert in the Studio Theatre, featuring visiting cellist Zuill Bailey.
Clayton Halliday, campus architect, will discuss each of the three designs for the proposed building, which will offer concert seating for 375 people, providing a home for chamber music and solo music performances in addition to serving as classroom space for larger lectures and presentations.
Since the Music Building opened in 1966, the number of undergraduate majors in music has increased from 11 to 150, and the number of faculty members from six to 39. The new hall is expected to increase collaborations among the music department, the Mondavi Center and other programs.