Facilities & Equipment
The Department of Music resides within the UAF Fine Arts Complex in some of the most modern facilities to be found anywhere. Facilities of the Music Department include excellent teaching studios, classrooms, and rehearsal and practice rooms built surrounding the 960-seat Charles W. Davis Concert Hall. The facility is wired for high-speed WiFi connectivity. Other facilities within the Fine Arts Complex include the 475-seat Lee Salisbury Theater, KUAC public radio and television studios, and the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library.
No smoking is permitted in any room of the Fine Arts Complex at any time.
The Rasmuson Library (described further below) contains a sizable collection of books, periodicals, music scores, vinyl discs and CD recordings for check-out.
The Joseph Fejes Listening Facility allows students to listen to recorded media within the Music Department. The Gordon B. Wright Library contains many rare and out-of-print long-play vinyl disks, ands pre-vinyl 78 rpm records. These materials may not be checked out, but may be listened to at the Listening Facility.
The Media Center (Room 305) is available for students enrolled in courses in music technology and some courses in music theory and music composition.
Many rooms in the music wing of the Fine Arts Complex are locked all day and all night. Access to secured areas is controlled by each students Polar Express card. A music major will have access to rooms through use of this card. If you have permission to use a room and believe that your Polar Express card is not working, please see the music administrative assistant in Room 201.
For security reasons, the music wing of the Fine Arts Complex is normally locked between 11:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. on weekdays during the school year. It is mostly closed during holidays and between semesters. The following procedures have been put in place to address security concerns and ensure orderly access to facilities for faculty, students, and guests of the Department within space and scheduling limitations.