The Setnor School of Music has classrooms and rehearsal spaces in Crouse College and Shaffer Art Building, as well as a recording studio in the Belfer Audio Archives. Most of the School's facilities are in stately Crouse College, which is the third oldest building on campus and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Its graceful spires and warm red sandstone make Crouse College a landmark visible from many areas of the city. It is a building rich in tradition and history, with its bell tower, stained glass windows, and winding stairways.
In the acoustically rich, 700-seat Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College houses a magnificent 3,823-pipe Holtkamp Organ below a 70-foot-high open timber roof and stained glass windows. Approximately 200 concerts and recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists are held in the auditorium during the academic year. Students giving recitals have access to concert grand pianos and a variety of harpsichords. Many performances are streamed live, and all are digitally recorded and made available to students on compact disc.
Crouse College has wireless technology. All students use their wireless laptops in and out of the classroom for MIDI sequencing, music notation, audio editing, and more.
Setnor students can also take advantage of other Syracuse University facilities. In addition to Setnor Auditorium, choirs also rehearse and perform in Hendricks Chapel, which offers wonderful acoustics for singing. SU’s excellent library system includes the Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive, which contains more than 340,000 items, including a collection of 22,000 cylinder records, the largest held by any private institution in North America and one of the largest in the world. The Belfer Cylinders Digital Collection provides online access to digital audio files of cylinders in the archive. Students and faculty can e-mail email@example.com to request archival material (more than three years old) or ask any other archival music question.