We Are Building a New Music Department: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Renovations have begun at LACC’s Music Department facilities in Clausen Hall. The $13 million construction budget—part of the bond program which has funded recent renovations and the construction of new buildings on campus—allows for upgraded systems, seismic upgrades, and renovated classrooms and practice rooms. Features include a new 150-seat lecture hall, expanded 190-seat recital hall, electronic music labs, additional practice rooms, new recording studios, improved acoustics in all rooms, and a new music library, reading room and listening lab.

The Music Department will fix and replace existing instruments, including its vast collection of strings, winds, brass, percussion, organs and harpsichords. The Department also plans to purchase two new stage concert grand pianos and several new pianos for practice rooms and classrooms. The state-of-the-art electronic music labs will have a full complement of Mac and PC computers with industry standard music recording hardware and software. The Music Department’s ongoing fundraising campaign—which has already raised nearly $150,000—will allow the Department to increase and fully realize the scope of the project.

"We are soliciting donations from alumni, faculty and our community to help us realize our vision," says Music Department Chair Daniel Wanner. "Our goal is to stimulate creativity and inspire learning by providing a welcoming, modern and industry-current environment."

"The community can participate in the creation of our new Music Department," he adds. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime renovation opportunity."

Additional donations will allow us to increase the scope of the project and fully realize our vision, including:

  • New 150-seat lecture hall
  • Expanded 200-seat recital hall
  • State-of-the-art electronic studios
  • New music library, reading room and listening labs

You can participate in the creation of our new Music Department and
take part in this unique opportunity to help us create a world-class educational space.

Make your donation online at the LACC Foundation.

Contact us at the Music Department for a complete fundraising brochure or to discuss other naming opportunities.
To view an animated fly-through of the proposed renovated building, click here


Partial List of Naming Opportunities

Naming an aisle seat in the recital hall

$400 per seat

Name will be placed on the seatback. 

Naming an interior seat
in the recital hall

$200 per seat

Name will be placed on the seatback. 

General donation

$100 or more

Name will be added to “Wall of Fame”
at main entrance.

Other gift opportunities include helping us become an “All-Steinway Piano” school and naming the renovated recital hall, new student library, the expanded electronic music lab, new 150-seat lecture hall, eight classrooms, new student lounge, new student listening lab, and the new green room.

For a complete list of naming opportunities, click here.


 Architectural firm Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) is overseeing the design.