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Facilities

Nestled on the edge of the Crum Woods, Lang Music Building -- home to the Music and Dance Department -- contains faculty offices, classrooms, practice rooms, a reception area, the Daniel Underhill Music and Dance Library, and a stunningly beautiful and acoustically superb 420-seat concert hall. Completed in 1973, this award-winning building of 36,500 square feet was designed by architect Romaldo Giurgola, a leading member of the Philadelphia School, a group of architects associated with the distinguished mid-century modernist, Louis Kahn. The building takes full advantage of the beautiful wooded landscape and steep slope surrounding the building by incorporating many floor-to-ceiling windows, including the 20 ft. high glass wall of the concert hall stage. Natural light illuminates and defines the interior spaces of the building in a manner that is both serene and functional.  These inviting spaces bring together the Swarthmore arts community in collaboration and celebration of music and dance.

Orchestra rehearsal in Lang Concert Hall
Orchestra rehearsal in Lang Concert Hall
Lang Music Building lobby
The lobby of Lang Music Building
Jazz Combo rehearsal in Lang Concert Hall
Jazz Combo rehearsal in Lang Concert Hall
Chamber music coaching
Winter morning chamber music coaching in Lang Concert Hall
Chamber music in lobby
Impromptu pre-concert chamber music in Lang Music Building's lobby.
Orchestra rehearsal in Lang Concert Hall
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Underhill Music & Dance Library

Underhill Music and Dance Library is a comfortable place to study, with a superb collection of scores, recordings, and videos. It also has audio and playback equipment, and several computer workstations are available for student use.
Underhill Music & Dance Library

Practice Rooms

Practice Rooms, all of which have a Steinway or Yamaha piano, are available with no need to sign up. Also, instrument lockers are nearby and are provided free of charge.
Piano lesson
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