To support the university’s arts curricula, as well as a diverse range of cultural offerings, Winthrop maintains several versatile performing spaces. Byrnes Auditorium with seating for 3,500, and the adjoining 212-seat Frances May Barnes Recital Hall are located in the center of the campus. Historic Tillman Auditorium has a seating capacity of 700. Johnson Hall includes a 331-seat theatre, a smaller studio theatre, an actors’ studio and two dance studios.
In addition, Winthrop Galleries, comprised of two professional spaces in Rutledge Building and student galleries , provide an array of exhibition spaces. The works of faculty, students, regional and national artists are presented on a regular basis.
The Music Library, located at 638 Stewart Street (Parker Building), supports the academic program of the Department of Music with more than 15,000 sound recordings and printed scores. Listening stations are also available in the library. The Music Library supports computer access to the holdings of the main campus library (Dacus) and specialized research software provided on the Internet.
The Computer Music Laboratory is located in Byrnes and is supported by the latest computer, keyboard and smart-classroom technology. Students have access to software and hardware supporting composition, music theory, computer music, computer assisted instruction, et al. Lab software offerings include Finale, Digital Performer, Max/MSP/Jitter, ear training and theory drill software, Adobe Creative Suite 2, internet access, Microsoft Office and a host of digital audio and video production packages.