Music Instruction Building

Since its grand opening, the 600 seat Sursa Performance Hall has been honored with rave reviews from musicians worldwide. This space is a careful balance of acoustic and aesthetic excellence. The Performance Hall may be tuned by the use of automated curtains and large absorptive panels. Anchoring the eastern end of the building is the Music Engineering Technology program. A state-of-the-art suite of studios, digital audio workstations and support spaces are fully interconnected with a digital backbone that allows unprecedented flexibility in the recording of student projects and guest artists from any performance space in the facility. The finished building is literally a “Swiss Army Knife” of possibilities for teaching, recording, performing and creating music.

“The Music Instruction Building has been an unqualified success, improving our delivery of
the curriculum and providing a stunning concert venue. Sursa Hall is, without a doubt, one of the finest concert halls in the world, and that fact has been borne out by such renowned artists as violinist Midori, Empire Brass, Tokyo String Quartet, and pianist Olga Kern. If we had to do it over again, we wouldn’t change a thing”

Dr. Robert A. Kvam
Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Professor of Music
Ball State University

*In collaboration with Michael Dennis & Associates

Muncie, Indiana
Ball State University
85,500 SF