Facilities

Berry Performing Arts Center

Berry Performing Arts Center

The Berry Performing Art Center at John Brown University

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Berry Performing Arts Center Lobby

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Berry Performing Arts Center Dressing
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Berry Performing Arts Center Backstage

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Berry Performing Arts Center Auditorium

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Berry Performing Arts Center Instrumental
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Berry Performing Arts Center Auditorium

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Berry Performing Arts Center Choral Room

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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.

Music Library

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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.

Recording Studio

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IThe BPAC Recording Studio uses a Pro Tools 10 system with abilities for use with Cubase and WaveLab. A fully isolated vocal booth and convertible choral hall are equipped with a wide array of microphones from companies including AKG, Neumann, CAD, Apollo, and Sennheiser. The control room includes a Toft Audio Designs ATB24 console, ProFire 2626 and Alesis HD24 interfaces, and several rack compressors, reverbs, and vocal processors. The studio handles many student projects throughout the semester, from folk to hip-hop, as well as all recording for JBU’s Music Department.

 

Other Resources

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.