Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
The Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory for Music and Theater is a significant addition to the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts at Westminster College. The addition includes a Recital Hall, Black Box Theater, Rehearsal Hall/Recording Studio, three new classrooms, Theater Shop and Theater Flat/Costume Storage areas. The Recording Studio Booth serves as the technological brain of the building; performances from all venues can be recorded from the booth. The acoustics of both the Recital Hall and Rehearsal Hall/Recording Studio can be adjusted to suit the nature of various musical ensembles. Other features include a walk-on grid over the entire Black Box to allow for ease of setup as well as audio communications throughout the building which will accommodate remote recording. The design anticipates future technologies by providing open conduits for future wiring.