Meredith has a large inventory of instruments and equipment available for effective teaching and learning. As part of its long-term goal of becoming an All-Steinway School, Meredith College has recently added several fine Steinway grand pianos to its inventory. This includes a new Steinway concert grand and a studio grand in Carswell Concert Hall and several studio grands in piano faculty studios. The newest Steinway grand piano has been placed in a practice room for the exclusive use of piano majors. In addition, our inventory of musical instruments includes 20 grand pianos, 45 upright pianos, two concert organs (1970 3-manual Austin in Jones Auditorium and a 1983 2-manual mechanical action Andover in Jones Chapel), four studio and practice organs (two Holtkamps, a Casavant, and a Ryan tracker), a Roland electronic keyboard/synthesizer laboratory, and a collection of orchestral instruments.
A complete technology laboratory includes 10 stations with computers that are connected to the Internet, Roland keyboards, sequencers, other peripherals and music software (especially the Finale notation program). The department is also well equipped with audio and video recording and playback equipment.Buildings
Instruction in the performing arts takes place in the Harriet Mardre Wainwright Music Building, in adjacent Jones Hall, and in Christina and Seby Jones Chapel, completed in 1982. The principal performing spaces include Jones Auditorium (organ recitals, choral and orchestral concerts), Clara Carswell Concert Hall (recitals and concerts), and Jones Chapel (choral and organ concerts).
Teaching and practice space includes classrooms, a music education laboratory, seminar rooms, a rehearsal hall, a scene shop, an electronic/computer studio, recording studios, faculty offices and studios, and a variety of practice rooms.
The Music Library collection is housed on the ground floor of Carlyle Campbell Library. It consists of an extensive collection of instrumental, vocal, choral and orchestral scores. The Music Education Curriculum Center, with the most recent state-adopted music textbooks and many other supplemental materials, is located nearby. There is also a large collection of CD and LP recordings. A fine collection of books, reference works, and periodicals on the performing arts is located on the second floor of Carlyle Campbell Library.