Burke Hall of Music & Art Building Image

Burke Hall of Music & Art

Established: 
1973
Current Use: 

The hall contains a 255-seat recital hall, an orchestra rehearsal room, a "black box" theatre and a climate-controlled gallery space that is now home to the Denison Museum.

History & Architecture

The hall contains a 255-seat recital hall, an orchestra rehearsal room, a "black box" theatre and a climate-controlled gallery space that is now home to the Denison Museum.

Fine Arts Quad
Burke Hall’s “New Brutalism” abstract architectural style was introduced in 1951 by the Finnish architect, Alva Aalto.

Composer and Associate Professor of Music HyeKyung Lee writes for a variety of mediums, mixing styles and collaborating with others to enrich the experience.

Behind the Scenes photo

During Big Red Weekend, the Black Box Theatre in Burke saw the premiere of not just one production, but three. It’s part of an exciting new festival program at Denison that has even more students involved, and they’re getting hands-on experience in even more aspects of theatre production.

Handmade Music gallery

Bluegrass music is more than a toe-tapping good time at Denison, it’s also one of the first—and finest—academic programs in the nation.