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 the 505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, the 140-seat Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall, the 80-seat Brennan Family Recital Hall, and the 75-seat Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall along with state-of-the-art rehearsal spaces, a sound recording technology suite, box office, atrium café and dynamic and flexible classrooms.

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

185,000 sq. ft.

Architect / Engineer

Antunovich Associates


Construction Manager


Chicago, IL


New Construction


“Bulley & Andrews has proven themselves, time and again, to be stewards of DePaul University. Their integrity and approach to the building process delivers the critical support necessary to further our mission to provide excellence in teaching, research and public service.”
Bob Janis, DePaul University