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The University of Tennessee

Natalie Leach Haslam Music Center

Knoxville, TN

Natalie Leach Haslam Music Center

The four-story music building addresses the functional needs of the school by providing 40 faculty studios, 45 practice rooms, a 420-seat recital hall, band room, choral, orchestra, percussion, and chamber music rehearsal rooms, and administrative offices.

  • Rehearsal and performance halls can be tuned with acoustical wall panels and retractable curtains.
  • Organ studio and recording/mixing lab; computer, electronic & piano labs.
  • Soundproof studios, academic offices, and practice rooms
  • Expanded Julian Band rehearsal hall (6100 SF)
  • Opera/Orchestra Room on first floor
  • Recital Hall
  • Music library/media center, recording studio and improved acoustics.


  • LEED Silver
  • Exterior walls insulated to minimize heat loss and solar heat gain,
  • Energy-saving lights that dim with natural daylight.
  • Large underground cistern collects rainfall to be used in and around the building.
  • Native landscaping.
  • Fly ash in the cement mix releasing less carbon dioxide during the manufacturing process.

Project Highlights:

  • Eight hi-tech classrooms
  • 56 practice rooms
  • 57 performance studios and academic offices


122,625 SF


UTK Division of Facilities Planning


Associated Music Center Architects; BarberMcMurry Architects; Blankenship & Partners, LLC


LEED® NC Silver