Music Department


The Music Department is housed in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, located on the 177-acre Indiana University Southeast campus in suburban New Albany, Indiana. In addition to benefiting the educational mission of the University, the Center provides facilities for cultural and civic activities for people in Southern Indiana and the entire Greater Louisville region. Along with the performance venues, the Ogle Center contains the Ronald L. Barr Art Gallery, classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, an electronic music studio, and a music listening/computer instruction lab. Music Department performances take place in three performing spaces in the Ogle Center: the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, Stiefler Recital Hall, and the Robinson Theater.

Ogle Center


Stem Concert Hall Stiefler Recital Hall Robinson Theater

Richard K. Stem Concert Hall
The Richard K. Stem Concert Hall is the largest of the Ogle Center's indoor theaters. It is used primarily for performances of the Music Department, the Different Drummer Series and the Louisville Orchestra NightLites and OrKIDstra concerts. The Stem holds 500 seats including eight wheelchair locations. With only twelve rows in the orchestra and six in the balcony, each seat provides a clear, unobstructed view of the stage.

View from the seats
View from the stage

Stiefler Recital Hall
The Millicent and Norman Stiefler Recital Hall, holding 96 seats, creates an intimate performance and presentation space for the community. Like the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, this hall has a large projection screen and has teleconferencing capability. The Recital Hall is used for faculty and student recitals, community meetings and conferences.

View from the seats
View from the stage

Robinson Theater
The Robinson Theater has a dramatic atmosphere that's unmatched. With its thrust stage, seven-story fly space and hidden trap doors, this space lends itself well to the IU Southeast Theatre Department productions, Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop, and Dance Recitals. The Robinson Theater has 338 seats and three wheelchair locations in a conventional aisle-seating configuration.

View from the seats
View from the stage


MIDI/Audio Production Lab

The music technology labs in the IU Southeast Music Department feature software and hardware recommended by film composers and audio professionals from around the world,enabling our students to produce projects that rival professional-level work. The music program has a 12-station MIDI Lab where students learn the basics of audio recording, notation, and sequencing software programs. This lab also features the fastest internet access on campus for streaming audio and other applications. For advanced sound engineering and composition students, there is a 3-station film composition and sound engineering lab. Students in this environment learn techniques applied to composition and editing for film and live recordings using state-of-the-art equipment. Specific equipment used in the labs are listed below.

MIDI/Audio Production Lab
(Computer Music Instruction Lab)

12 student stations that include:

  • iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo stations
  • Oxygen 25 USB controllers
  • Mbox 2 Audio/ MIDI Interfaces
  • Pro Tools, Sibelius and Finale notation software

An instructor station containing all the above, connected to a projector and studio monitors

Film Composition and Sound Engineering Lab
3 stations:

  • Complete film composition station with Mac Pro 12-Core, Vienna Instruments, LA Scoring Strings, Sibelius, 5.1 surround sound with Genelec 8030A studio monitors, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pro Tools and Digi 003 Rack Factory Complete interface. Also included is an Oxygen 88 weighted key USB controller.
  • Complete Pro Tools station Mac Pro 8-Core and Digi 003 Factory+ interface. This station is connected to the Stem Concert Hall via a 16 channel snake for concert recording and recording sessions.
  • Audio/Video production station with Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro. Contains Digi 002, Yamaha Motif Keyboard and several outboard sound modules.

Recital Hall Recording System
The 96-seat Recital Hall contains a Pro Tools LE system with a Mellennia Media HV3C stereo mic preamp and DBX 386 Vacuum Tube mic Preamp. Microphones include Neumann KM 184's, AKG 414's Audio-Technica 4033 and many others

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TNT Productions / IU Southeast
Audio Production Labs

The IU Southeast Music Department and TNT Productions have formed a partnership agreement to provide real-world recording experience at TNT recording studios. This facility is unsurpassed in the area in its equipment and layout.

  • Studio A: The main studio contains approximately 600 square feet of space with 14 foot ceilings. The acoustics are variable to allow for different recording approaches. Also included are 3 isolation rooms for acoustic separation. The 450 square foot control room allows plenty of room for the whole class to take part in the session. Equipment includes a Pro Tools HD3 recording system with Control 24 console/controller, Yamaha 7 Ft. Grand Piano, Vintage Hammond B3 organ, 2 drum kits and various other instruments and amplifiers. An extensive microphone and preamp collection includes brands such as Neumann, AKG, Royer, Sennheiser, Shure, Universal Audio, Focusrite, Mellinnia Media and many more.
  • Studio B: A smaller studio designed for overdubbing and mixing. It contains a Pro Tools LE system with a Control 24 console, Universal Audio LA 610 Channel strip, Vintage Electrodyne Channel strip, Lucid AD-DA converter and a carefully design control room for critical monitoring. There is a 12'/8' overdub booth and a guitar amp room attached for overdubbing vocals and instruments.


The studios and teaching spaces in the Ogle Center are first rate, most containing computers and audio equipment. Additionally, several of the studios contain Steinway grand pianos.

Music Theory ClassroomMusic Department hallwaySeminar Room

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