Architect’s rendering of the new music building.
Architect’s rendering of the new music building.
Steven Holl Architects

An alumnus and his wife have donated $10 MILLION FOR A NEW MUSIC BUILDING that is under construction as part of the University’s arts and transit project. The building eventually will be named for the donors, who have chosen to remain anonymous for now.

The 23,000-square- foot music building is designed to provide additional performance and rehearsal space. It will be located with two other structures for the Lewis Center for the Arts between McCarter Theatre and the new Dinky station and Wawa on Alexander Road.

Groups including the Glee Club, Concert Jazz Ensemble, and Princeton Laptop Orchestra will have access to the 3,500-square-foot music performance and rehearsal room, which will have 30-foot ceilings and adjustable acoustics. The building also will serve as the permanent home of the Princeton University Orchestra.

The three-story building will contain acoustically advanced practice rooms, teaching studios, and a digital recording studio. The new University arts facilities were designed by architect Steven Holl, who was named a 2012 American Institute of Architects gold medalist.