Montrealâs Concordia University Consolidates Fine Arts Facilities
Topic : New Campus
Concordia University has relocated their music department, in the process consolidating their dance, theatre and music programs under the same roof. The schoolâs departments of Contemporary Dance and Theatre moved to the 7th floor of the John Molson School of Business (MB Building) in downtown Montreal in August 2009. The Department of Music will now also be on the 8th floor of that building, with theatre design classrooms and faculty offices for all three departments housed across the street.
The new Concordia Arts facilities (supported by $11 million in funding from Industry Canada and Quebecâs MinistÃ¨re de lâÃducation, du Loisir et du Sport) feature:
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Sprung floors that absorb the impact of dancersâ movements
- sophisticated lighting, sound and recording systems
- A refurbished D.B. Clarke theatre and performance space
The consolidation of the programs is expected to further connect students to Montrealâs centrally located cultural organizations and give the school the chance to host a number of cultural events and festivals.
Check out a video of the new arts facilities at Concordia University in Montreal:
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