University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center
The 25 million dollar Catlett Music Center is home to the University of Oklahoma’s School of Music, Symphony Orchestra, the Pride of Oklahoma marching band and numerous faculty and student ensembles. World-class concerts and events are held regularly in Catlett Music Center which was completed in 1998.
Catlett contains the School of Music’s administrative and faculty offices, along with studios, rehearsal suites, classrooms, MIDI labs, the Grant Fine Arts Library, a recording studio, and three performance halls. The performance halls are the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall, and Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall. The School of Music is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for admission and graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of the N.A.S.M.
Designed by Kaighn Associates Architects, the building’s distinctive “Cherokee Gothic” style captures the angular parapet wall construction found in other early campus buildings. The unique projected window elements also capture the similar projected window style found in earlier buildings located on the University of Oklahoma campus. The use of copper roofing matches other copper roofs found on campus and play out their own sense of harmony. The copper roof lines visually change with time actually deepening in color with age.