Cathedral of the Ozarks
The Cathedral of the Ozarks is the home of the JBU Department of Music. It houses all of the on-campus Music facilities, including performance venues, faculty offices and studios, acoustic practice rooms, and the Music Library. The 1,000-seat Cathedral sanctuary is one of the primary venues for performance at JBU. Most notably, the Cathedral sanctuary is the venue for the annual Candlelight Service.
Jones Recital Hall
The Jones Recital Hall is a multi-purpose facility located on the first floor of the Cathedral of the Ozarks. Student and guest recitals, music and dramatic productions, and master-classes are presented in this 159-seat facility. Its small scale makes it an ideal location for more intimate performances. Two large acoustic practice rooms, accessible at the back of the stage, house our two Steinway concert grand pianos.
The Music Library holds a diverse collection of published scores (piano, vocal, orchestral, choral), numerous LP and CD recordings, as well as a small collection of standard reference works. Additionally, the Library provides a 15-station Computer Lab for music-technology projects. The Lab is equipped with a 32-channel mixer and 15 dual-processor PowerMac computers with MIDI-interface keyboards, Finale notation software, and Performer sequencing software.
In addition to its function as a performance hall, the Jones Recital Hall also serves as a recording studio, with two adjacent isolation booths, providing students with hands-on experience with state-of-the-art recording equipment. The control room's features include a 16-track Soundcraft Spirit mixer, Tannoy near field monitors driven by Samson Servo 550 amplifiers, DAT and ADAT XT recording equipment, and rarities such as vintage ribbon microphones.
Berry Performing Arts Center
Musicals, plays and recitals at Berry Performing Arts Center (New in Fall 2010) are already drawing sold out crowds. In addition to a 500-seat Herklotz Auditorium, the BPAC also houses choir and ensemble practice rooms and state-of-the-art recording equipment.
The Music Department possesses many fine resources for student musicians. For example, pianists have at their disposal not only our two Steinways, but also a Yamaha keyboard lab, and two Disklaviers. Organ students have access to two organs on campus, as well as a superior 24-rank organ housed at a local Episcopal church with vibrant acoustics.
Sager Creek Arts Center
Located in downtown Siloam Springs, the Sager Creek Arts Center provides the Department of Music with a third, off-campus venue for performances. The Center is an ideal location for larger-scale musical and dramatic productions. Visit the Center's website at www.sagercreekartscenter.com.