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Rendering of Haslam Bldg.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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In the News

  • "Haslams Give UT Largest Gift Ever" (2007)
  • "$40 million goes to new music building" (Sept 17, 2007), Tennessee Journalist
  • "Construction To Begin on New UT Music Bldg." (May 12, 2010), MetroPulse
  • "Construction of new music building expected to help recruit" (Sept 7, 2010), Tennessee Journalist
  • "New Music Building Schedules to open in 2013," (Sept 8, 2010), Tennessee Journalist
  • "UT Breaks Ground on the New Natalie L. Haslam Music Center," (Nov. 10, 2010), Tennessee Today
  • "Music Building demolished, but its program stands strong." (Feb 17, 2011), Tennessee Journalist
  • "UT School of Music in its second year without a home" (Dec 4, 2011), Tennessee Journalist

In 2004, Natalie and Jim Haslam and the Haslam Family Foundation gave the University of Tennessee $32.5 million. The largest allotment of this money, $10 million, went to the UT School of Music to help build a new music facility. After several years of planning, construction will begin Fall 2010 on the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

The new music building was designed by Associated Music Center Architects, a joint venture of BarberMcMurry architects and Blankenship & Partners ( The contractor for the building was Johnson & Galyon, Inc..

The new building will include:

  • 400-seat Recital Hall
  • Music Library
  • Band Room & Office Suite
  • Orchestra Rehearsal Room
  • Choral Rehearsal Room
  • Chamber Music Rehearsal Rooms
  • 45 Practice Rooms
  • 8 Technology-enhanced Academic Classrooms
  • 3 Computer Labs
  • Recording/Mixing Lab
  • 40 Performance Studios/Offices
  • Academic Faculty Offices
  • Administrative Office Suite

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