Sunday, November 28, 1999

The six phases of renovation




        The CCM Village was a seven-year project to renovate existing buildings and construct new facilities. Its six phases are:

        • Dieterle Vocal Arts Center: Renovation of Schmidlapp Hall into voice and opera studios and choral rehearsal spaces. Opened January 1995.

        • Corbett Auditorium: Renovation of CCM's largest proscenium theater. Opened April 1996.

        • Memorial Hall: Transformation of a former UC dorm into practice rooms and teaching studios. Opened September 1996.

        • Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, Scene Shop Wing: New and renovated spaces for theater production, including an 8,500-square-foot scene shop; costume shop; studios. New offices for jazz studies. Opened January 1997.

        • Galleria and Patricia Corbett Pavilion Renovation: The pavilion was renovated for musical theater and drama programs. Includes new dance facilities and offices for arts administration and the preparatory department. Opened March 1998.

        • Mary Emery Hall and Plaza: Reconstruction of the administrative and instructional building, with a new electronic media center and master class room. New performance spaces include Studio Theater and Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. New plaza; new parking garage. Opened September 1999.

        • Design architect: Henry N. Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York.

        • Size: Larger than 24 football fields, or 388,000 square feet.

        • Project cost: $93.2 million, funded through a combination of state and private funds. CCM has raised $22 million with a goal of $25 million. The separately funded $11.7 million garage brings the tab to $104 million.

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