The Ciminelli Hall is a concert venue located on the 3rd floor of the Rockwell building. This hall features a unique Yamaha AFC (acoustics field control) system that not only enhances the acoustics properties of the room, but that was uniquely expanded to provide a 52.1 surround sound system. This modification has turned this facility into a state-of-the-art research lab for multi-channel sound.
The Ciminelli Hall’s is further equipped with a Polycom HD fast Internet video system. Such system allows the music department to foster network-based, synchronous musical performances as well as real time instrumental and vocal Master Classes, etc. The hall has it own recording and mixing booth built around a Yamaha DM1000 mixing console.
The state-of-the-art computer lab contains fourteen student workstations and one instructor workstation. All workstations include an iMAC 21.5” computer, two active studio monitors, Audio and MIDI interfaces, analog and digital hardware synthesizers, a hybrid MIDI controller, an 8-channel mixer, a microphone, and a full size velocity-sensitive digital keyboard.
The LoRusso Recording Studio is used for professional recording, mixing and post-production work. It can remotely record concerts and events taking place at different locations within the Rockwell building. THe lab is also used for instructional purcposes, supporting a broad array of sounds recording, reinforcement, and mixing classes.
The Klein Digital Music Studio (3rd floor of Rockwell Hall) is a Lab that houses the Digital Music Ensemble, a group that performs exclusively with computers and state-of-the-art electronic music instruments and controllers. For mixing and sound playback the Digital Music Ensemble uses a Prosonus StudioLive 24-channel mixer, 5 Roland KC-350 floor monitors, 4 Mackie SMR450 speakers and a Mackie SRM1801 subwoofer.
Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State's flagship building, houses the Performing Arts Center, a proscenium-style theater with 850 seats and equipped with state of the art recording capability.
A residential living experience available exclusively to music majors—this dedicated music suite is located in the center of campus. Common study area and practice room equipped with a digital piano and headphones are included.
The Large Ensemble Rehearsal Room is used for intimate performances and is the primary studio for the Buffalo State Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Philharmonia Orchestra.