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Facilities and Music Library

Brooks Concert Hall

Brooks Concert Hall is the main venue at Holy Cross for concerts and recitals performed by the Holy Cross Chamber Players, faculty, students, and several student performance organizations. With seating for 184, it has superb acoustics and rivals performance halls of much larger institutions. Adorned by large stained-glass windows, the Concert Hall features two concert grand pianos: a Steinway Concert D and a Steinway Concert B (gifts from John McCormack ’57), a 1979 two-manual William Dowd harpsichord, as well as a Balinese Gamelan.

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Choral and organ concerts are performed in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, where the Taylor and Boody Organ, designed in the tradition of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and north German organs, can be heard regularly at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass.

Fenwick Music Library 

The Fenwick Music Library holds more than 25,000 sound recordings, 10,000 books, 11,000 music scores, and 1,000 videos. The library also has six music workstations with commercial audio streaming services for unlimited, on-demand access to every genre of music. Specific course materials (books, scores, recordings and videos) are available on reserve at the circulation desk.

The library’s hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 – 11 pm

Brooks Digital Media Studio (MIDI Lab)

The Brooks Digital Media Studio, also known as the MIDI Lab, features 12 individual iMac music workstations equipped with the latest software applications, including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Max, and AbletonLive for recording and electronic/computer music creation. This unique studio also features an ear training lab.

Practice Rooms

There are eight practice rooms equipped with grand and upright Yamaha and Steinway pianos, which all students may use. Students may borrow instruments that the department houses.