Our Locations

560 Music Center


The 560 Music Center was built in 1930 as the Shaare Emeth Temple. This beautiful Art Deco building was home to the Saint Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts (CASA) from 1974-1994. Following the merger by the St. Louis Symphony and CASA in 1994, the building housed the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School. In September 2001, the Community Music School joined with Webster University. In October 2006, Washington University took possession of the facility, and the renovated facility opened to our students in the fall of 2007.


Our applied music teaching, rehearsals, and many of our performances take place at the 560 Music Center.  The building contains three performance spaces that can accommodate solo recitals to full orchestra concerts: the E.Desmond Lee Concert Hall seats 1,100, the Ballroom/Theater up to 300, and the Recital Hall 75.  This facility was designed specifically for the needs of our applied music program and includes faculty studios, four ensemble rehearsal rooms, an instrument storage room, practice modules, and a comfortable student lounge.  If you have questions about the Department of Music or the applied music facility, stop in room 107 at the 560 Music Center and ask our administrative staff.


Office Hours: Contact Ben Worley at B.WORLEY@WUSTL.EDU or 314-935-5581. Regular hours - M/W/F 9-4
Music Class Students Access Hours: 
Practice Rooms and Lesson Studios:
Monday - Friday; 8:30 am - midnight
Sat/Sun: 9:00 am - midnight
Summer Hours: 9:00 am -8:00 pm M-F, closed Sat/Sun

Closed November 25 & 26;
Winter Break: (Dec 23-Jan 30) Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 8:00 pm, closed Sat/Sun
Closed December 24, 27, 31, and January 3.

You must bring your WUSTL ID to swipe into these locations. 


Blewett Hall


Blewett Hall, a large Tudor residence, contains administrative and faculty offices. Blewett House was originally built as a residence for University Chancellor David F. Houston, who occupied it from 1909-1913.  After Houston's tenure, the building was sold to private residents.  In 1946, a generous gift from Avis Blewett enabled the university to repurchase the building as a home for the Department of Music.


In Blewett Hall you will find administrative offices, faculty offices, and our department mailboxes.  If you have questions about the Department of Music, stop in Blewett 101 and ask our administrative staff.

Office Hours: Contact Jessica Flannigan at FLANNIGANJ@WUSTL.EDU or 314-935-5566. Regular hours M/T 9-3pm


Gaylord Music Library

The Gaylord Music Library, one of the finest music collections in the Midwest, houses more than 110,500 books, scores, and periodicals, over 47,000 recordings, some 4,700 microforms, and several special collections. The Music Library contains listening facilities as well as study and seminar space.

Visit the Gaylord Music Library for the latest information on hours and public access. 

book of music

Music Classroom Building & Tietjens Hall


Music Classroom Building & Tietjens Hall features a number of soundproof practice modules, the Sachs Electronic Music Studio, and a large rehearsal hall. In 1997 the Music Classroom Building was erected behind Tietjens Hall; this building houses classrooms, faculty offices and an electronic piano lab. 


In MCB/Tietjens Hall you will find offices for our theory and composition faculty, classrooms, a piano lab, and practice modules.  All of our academic courses, which include music theory and music history, are taught in this building.

Music Classroom Building: 
Classroom access at class sessions only.

Tietjens Practice Rooms: 
Blewett/Tietjens/Music Classroom Building
M-F: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sat/Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tietjens Second Floor Practice Room Hours: 
24/7 availability if you access the building during building hours above. 

You must bring your WUSTL ID to swipe into these locations.