Tufts Granoff Music Center

Tufts University
Medford, MA 

The Granoff Music Center opened in February 2007 to an extremely enthusiastic faculty and student body as the new home of the entire Music Department at Tufts University. The centerpiece is The Distler Performance Hall, designed for luxuriant and enveloping reverberation for natural unamplified music, without any interruption from extraneous or audible background noise. It is acclaimed for both performance and recording. Performers and audiences celebrate the unique thrill of great sound without any need for electronic enhancement or reinforcement.

  • Distler Performance Hall (300 seats, natural acoustics)

  • Three acoustically sealed classrooms

  • 20 faculty offices

  • A multimedia lab with computers

  • Practice rooms (many designed specifically for use by percussion and other loud instruments)

  • Rehearsal rooms, seminar rooms, ensemble spaces, and faculty offices

  • Lilly Music Library

  • Small Performance Hall with variable acoustics

  • World Music Room

Acoustical consulting provided as a Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Sudbury, MA, project, K. Anthony Hoover, FASA, Principal Consultant.