Schaeffer Auditorium Re-Opening
August 14, 2013
Schaeffer Auditorium has received a complete renovation including the restoration of architectural details throughout the building. New seating, lighting, elevators, a loading dock and green room were included in the project.
The 14,000 square foot expansion to Schaeffer Auditorium houses two new large rehearsal halls, a recital/lecture hall, practice rooms, music classrooms, chamber music rehearsal rooms, music library, instrument and uniform storage, lockers, lounge, and new dressing rooms, amongst many other renovations to accommodate the rapidly growing music program.
The large rehearsal hall has been named in honor of Richard G. Wells, professor emeritus of music. Wells taught at KU for 29 years before his retirement in 1997.
- 9/10/13 - Grand re-opening dedication: more information
- 8/14/13 - Kutztown University raises curtain on renovated Schaeffer Auditorium (Reading Eagle)
- 8/14/13 - Kutztown University auditorium to reopen after 20-month, $20 million renovation (Morning Call)
- 3/23/12 - KU Breaks Ground for renovation of Schaeffer