Hilltop Closed
Jul. 29, All day
Lunchtime Mindfulness
Jul. 29, 12:30 pm
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day

Hilltop Closed
Jul. 29, All day
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day
Hilltop Closed
Aug. 01, All day

Venues


Lied Center of Kansas interiorThe School of Music presents as many as 300-400 concerts, student releases and performances during the course of the academic year. All of these events are accessible as individual concerts or part of a series on the events calendar.

Swarthout Recital Hall

Swarthout Recital Hall, a 350-seat facility with exceptional acoustics, is dedicated to faculty and student solo and chamber music performance and occasional chamber opera productions. Typically over 300 student, faculty, and/or visiting artist events are scheduled in Swarthout every year. Swarthout Recital Hall on Facebook »

Swarthout Recital Hall
Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive 
Lawrence, KS 66045

The Bales Organ Recital Hall

The Bales Organ Recital Hall is a 200-seat facility dedicated to organ teaching and performance. The facility contains a tracker action pipe organ built by Hellmuth Wolff and Associates of Montreal, Canada. Click here for more information.

Bales Organ Recital Hall 
1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Robert Baustian Theatre

The Robert Baustian Theatre, located in 102 Murphy Hall, is home to many KU Opera performances, and also serves as a space for opera rehearsals, auditions and voice exams. It was originally used as the band/orchestra room for the School of Music, but the room received a makeover with the addition to Murphy Hall in 2000. KU School of Music alum David Holloway, now with the Santa Fe Opera, then bestowed a major gift for the express purpose of buying the rest of the necessary equipment for the theatre, and named it for his KU mentor Robert Baustian.

Robert Baustian Theatre 
Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive 
Lawrence, KS 66045

The Lied Center of Kansas

The Lied Center » is a multi-purpose, 2000-seat hall with exceptional acoustics, state-of-the-art sound system, rehearsal and dressing rooms, and administrative spaces. Many of the band, jazz, chorus, orchestra, and dance performances take place in this facility.

The Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Friends of the School of Music

School of Music Events
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually