The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Music Department has many programs to offer. Our faculty includes noted artists, teachers, and scholars. Music majors may take courses in performance study of classical music and jazz, audio recording techniques, computer music MIDI techniques, music history, theory, and composition. Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, a 304-seat facility equipped with a Steinway concert grand piano and a Bösendorfer Imperial grand, is the setting for the many concerts hosted by the music department each year. A Hubbard French double-manual harpsichord is also available for music study and performance. Macintosh computers, the latest sequencing, transcription and theory software, plus a Roland digital keyboard lab enhance the study of past traditions with contemporary tools.
The Music Department is housed on the 150-acre campus, located minutes from downtown Little Rock in central Arkansas. It occupies a facility that includes the Recital Hall, two large rehearsal halls, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. A state-of-the-art music technology studio/classroom is located in the center of the campus and includes a recording studio that is available for students and faculty.