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Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center

Opened in October 2007, the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center is the primary performance venue for the Kennesaw State University School of Music and is among the many fine facilities of the College of the Arts’ Arts District at KSU. Located within the Bailey Performance Center are several world-class spaces: Morgan Concert Hall, 3,600-square-foot rehearsal hall, the Mortin Art Gallery, and the neighboring Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each year, the Bailey Performance Center hosts over 150 performances and other public events in addition to rehearsals, seminars, recording sessions, and masterclasses year-round.

Audrey B. and Jack E. Morgan, Sr. Concert Hall

Morgan Concert Hall, the primary performance space for the School of Music’s more than 150 concerts, recitals, and events per year, is a single-level, 624-seat concert hall located within the Bailey Performance Center. Morgan Hall boasts a superior live audio reinforcement system as well as a state-of-the-art digital multi-track recording system allowing for high-quality recordings of both live and studio projects. Adjustable acoustic curtains located on both the main and mezzanine levels of the hall encircle the space and allow the room to be optimally configured for a wide variety of events and musical presentations. The seating area offers great views from every seat and features several distinct seating sections that accommodate general admission, reserved, and VIP seating options. During performances and events, Morgan Hall often makes use of adjoining back-of-house facilities including two star dressing rooms with restrooms, a green room, and a large rehearsal hall/ensemble holding area (Scott Rehearsal Hall).

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    Morgan Concert Hall from technical booth

    Morgan Hall from stage    
    Morgan Concert Hall view from stage

    Morgan Hall from above atage    
    Morgan Concert Hall view from upstage mezzanine

    Morgan Hall during School of Music special event    
    Morgan Concert Hall before a School of Music special event   

Katherine Scott Rehearsal Hall

The Katherine Scott Rehearsal Hall located within the Bailey Performance Center is 3,600-square-foot rehearsal space located adjacent to the back-of-house areas of Morgan Hall. This space is accessible from both the lobby of the Bailey Center and the backstage area of Morgan Hall as well as from the rear entrance of the Bailey Center and the building’s loading dock. The rehearsal hall is sonically isolated from the performance hall through a series of sound-locks, but is integrated with the facility’s audio recording and communications infrastructure allowing production tasks and capabilities to be extended to this space for a variety of uses. During business hours, KSU School of Music ensembles rehearse in both the rehearsal hall and Morgan Hall simultaneously without any sounds bleeding between spaces. For performances and events, the rehearsal hall is often used as either a large ensemble holding area, or as a separate performance space, classroom, or exhibit hall for peripheral activities. The space is equipped with tiered risers allowing seating for up to 60 individuals.

  • Brooker Rehearsal Hall    
    Rehearsal hall

    Brooker Rehearsal Hal during masterclass    
    The rehearsal hall during a School of Music guest artist lecture presentation   

Wilson Annex

The Wilson Annex houses faculty studios and offices as well as practice rooms equipped with Wenger Virtual Acoustic Environment (VAE) technology.

Recital Hall (Music Building, Room 109)

Located in the adjacent Music Building, the Room 109 is used as the School of Music’s student recital space and is often used as a small, peripheral performance or classroom space for large events, conferences, or residencies taking place at the Bailey Center and other School of Music facilities. Room 109 can accommodate up to 80 in a fixed, tiered seating configuration.

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