Dalton Center

The Western Michigan University School of Music and Department of Dance are housed in the Dorothy U. Dalton Center, which offers some of the finest music rehearsal, study, practice and performance spaces in the world. Adjacent to the nationally recognized James W. Miller Auditorium, the Dalton Center boasts 157,000 square feet of space, which is equivalent to 4.5 football fields.

Its distinctive spaces include:

  • Two recital halls
  • A multitrack digital recording studio
  • An electronic music laboratory
  • A 10,000-square-foot music library
  • A state-of-the-art multimedia room
  • A music therapy clinic
  • A computer lab featuring a special MIDI station and Apple computers, each equipped with a Yamaha synthesizer and Roland sound module
  • One of the world's largest installations of pre-fabricated, sound-isolated practice rooms and teaching studios

Learn more about the School of Music spaces

Learn more about the Department of Dance spaces