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Rendering of Haslam Bldg.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center Timeline


  • Spring:  Planned completion of new building.
  • Summer:  Planned move-in during the summer of 2013, with full occupancy/operation for Fall Semester, 2013.


  • April 25, 2012 - Topping Ceremony
    The final steel beam was placed on the University of Tennessee, Knox­ville's new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center in a ceremony marking the midway point for construction. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek joined philanthropist Natalie Haslam, for whom the center is named, students, faculty, and administrators in signing the twenty-foot steel beam before it was set over the building's north entrance.


  • Jan: Demolition and foundation work completed.
  • April 14, 2011: The State Building Commission in Nashville named Johnson & Galyon, Inc the contractor for the new music building.
  • May:  Construction planned to begin.


  • May: The School of Music relocated to temporary quarters -- Dunford Hall, Melrose Hall, Humanities Building, HPER, and Alumni Memorial – while the new building is under construction.
  • July: Demolition begins.
  • August: demolition almost complete
  • September: UTK Music Music Building Tumb-a-lin' Down
  • November 10, 2010: Groundbreaking ceremony held for new building


  • Natalie and Jim Haslam donate $10 million toward a new building for the School of Music.

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