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SCCC To Add New Music Building To Its Campus

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Earlier today, officials from Schenectady County Community College announced that they will be adding to their campus, as they are planning to create a brand new music building. Construction will begin this summer, will take about 18 months to complete and will cost about $4 million.

According to the Times Union, the 12,600 square-foot building will be funded by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and Schenectady County, and will feature the following:

  • Teaching studios
  • A live recording studio
  • A recital space
  • Two specialized music classrooms
  • Faculty offices
  • A student lounge

In addition, eight practice rooms will be added to the Begley Building’s music wing.

Currently, the SUNY school offers music business and performing arts degrees (which became available in 1976), but when the new building is finished, there will also be an associate’s degree in recording and music technology available.

The SCCC music faculty are thrilled with the plans for the wonderful expansion to our facilities, said Professor William Meckley, music department chairman. The new building addition will permit us to broaden our curriculum offerings, provide much-needed teaching and practice spaces, and be a beautiful aesthetic facility for our program.-

The new project is just one of the many that are currently being supervised and funded by Dormitory Authority. SUNY Albany is building a new dorm, as well as a $64 million business school, which is set to open in 2013. Also adding to their campus is The College of Saint Rose, who is working to build a 220-bed dorm project, which will be a huge boost for the school.

What do you think of all the plans local schools are making? Will they be positive or negative additions to the campuses?

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