The Fine Arts Center is home to the School of the Arts which includes majors in Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts. The Fine Arts Center houses practice rooms, faculty studios, large and small rehearsal spaces, a piano lab, computer labs, audio production studio, art galleries, and a variety of instructional spaces.
Greaves Concert Hall is a concert venue located within the Fine Arts Center. With exceptional acoustics and a seating capacity of 650, it is one of Northern Kentucky's premiere performing facilities. Greaves Concert Hall is equipped with professional lighting, recording equipment, and two 9-ft. grand pianos on stage (Steinway and Baldwin).
This 319-seat proscenium theatre is used for dance concerts, musical theatre, opera, drama, and other types of special collaborative performances. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, a fly system, and an automated orchestra pit. Ample dressing room space is shared with the Stauss Theatre.
This black box theatre seats up to 150 and is host to theatre performances, showcases of classroom work, smaller theatre productions, opera, musicals, and more. Our most flexible performance space, the Stauss can be used in an endless number of seating configurations that challenge the relationship of audience and actor.
The Henry Studio serves dual purposes as a classroom and performance space. This flexible space is equipped with lighting and sound equipment and a selection of furniture and acting cubes.
It is the mission of the NKU Art Galleries to be a premiere venue for the exhibition of high-quality art works from regional, national, and international artists. The gallery will serve as an exhibition forum for the community and region to view the work of traditionally under- represented groups and individuals who have contributed to the richness and diversity of our region. Additionally, the Art Galleries have served as an excellent space for smaller, intimate solo and chamber recitals as well and multi-disciplinary artistic collaborations.
Outside the Fine Arts Center are two outdoor amphitheaters. One, the Corbett Amphitheater, is located on the plaza outside the Corbett Theatre. The other, The Oakley & Eva G. Farris Amphitheater, is located on the across from Loch Norse Lake and features a lovely view of the water for audience members. Both Amphitheaters are great venues for jazz, band, and other musical ensembles.
Our general computer music lab is designed solely for music majors and features 12 workstations outfitted with Novation Impulse 61-key MIDI controllers, Focusrite USB MIDI interfaces, AKG studio headphones. Each computer workstation contains the latest software for creative artists including Logic Pro X, ProTools, Mainstage, Sibelius, Finale, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite where students can work with video, graphic design, and special effects.
The Piano Lab at NKU can teach up to 15 students in a single class. It is equipped with 15 matching Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 Digital Pianos with headsets that are connected to a master console so the instructor may monitor practice, create ensembles and give instruction to individually or in groups from an additional Yamaha Digital Piano at front of the classroom. NKU uses eNovative Piano: Multimedia Piano Tools for Developing Musicianship Skills as its primary text for Class piano. There is a 55-inch monitor in the front of the classroom for the teacher to share musical examples pertinent to the subjects being covered.