Fine Arts music wing being renovated
Beginning in September, the music wing of SFCC’s Center for the Arts building will undergo a makeover to coincide with the current renovations to the SFCC Auditorium. The wing will be redesigned to better meet the needs of faculty and students in the music program, the staff of the Cultural Programs Department, and Artist and Matinees series performers. The SFCC District Board of Trustees approved the renovations during its Aug. 26 meeting.
Walls and corridors will be removed so larger and more accommodating spaces can be developed for Artist and Matinee series performer dressing rooms. The rooms may also be used as classroom spaces for private music lessons. A large music classroom will be constructed for use by the Highlands Community Orchestra for practices and will also serve as a Green Room for pre- and post- Artist and Matinee series performance activities. A kitchen area is being developed behind the Green Room to prepare meals for the performers.
The offices of Bil Kovacs, John Snow, Mary Hoskin, and Dee Houseknecht will remain in the area, while the offices of Doug Andrews, Lorrie Smith, and Kelleigh Tanton will be relocated to the balcony area adjacent to the theater. Other upgrades will be made to the air condition system and lighting to ensure current building code compliance. The renovations are scheduled to be completed in January.