Holtschneider Performance Center

Located between the historic McCormick Row House District and the North Halsted Avenue, the School of Music’s new home is comprised of three buildings – Music North, Music Center and Music South. This arrangement provides continuity for the School of Music facilities along the North Halsted corridor.

Serving as construction manager for the latest enhancement to the Lincoln Park Campus, Bulley & Andrews recently completed the Holtschneider Performance Center. Anchoring the School of Music’s complex, the new center houses a 535-seat concert hall, a 150-seat large recital hall, and a 80-seat small recital hall. Student rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, a jazz studio, a percussion suite and an ensemble room are among the spaces occupying the upper floors of the building.

Music North (formerly the Music School building) will continue to serve as the School of Music’s administrative hub, housing renovated faculty offices, admissions, teaching studios, seminar rooms and classrooms on its existing three levels. The Music North building will be further improved through an enclosed link to the new Music Center building. Music South (formerly the Chapel building) will be substantially reprogrammed to accommodate an Opera Rehearsal Hall and its supporting spaces. Music South will also be connected to the Music Center building through an enclosed walkway.

Below, take a look at the new performance center as featured on ABC7’s Built To Last – Episode 9: Food for the Soul!


DePaul University

Project Size

186,000 SF

Architect / Engineer

Antunovich Associates


Construction Manager


Chicago, IL


New Construction