Designing new Space
Date: May 20, 2014
Hello Fellow Choir Directors!
My school district is currently looking to consolidate buildings and build a new music department in what is currently the Middle School building and will become the high school after this coming school year. I'm meeting with the architect on Wednesday at 4:00 (my superintendent set the meeting Monday afternoon) and he would like us to bring a list of our dream space. I am looking to you if you can think of anything that I should put on my "wish list" for a brand new space, or something that I should absolutely not have in the space.
We're looking at two different rooms at least (1 for band, 1 for choir) and we might need space for general music as well. The space will likely include practice rooms and offices for the 3 music dept. faculty.
Choirs will be 7-12 (at least 2 different ensembles, though I'm hoping to split them up a little more than that.)
The space will be located off the back of the gym (which is where we perform).
I really don't even know where to start when designing a space like this, so any and all ideas and recommendations are very much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your help! If you want any other clarification, please let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can (I have a concert tomorrow night so I'm feeling a little rushed with this whole turnaround).
Thanks again and have a great end of your school years!