Photo of UW-Madison's new Hamel Music Center

Collins Recital Hall is pictured as the last touches of construction are being finalized during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 16, 2019. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)

UW-Madison’s new Hamel Music Center opened in late October with a free concert. Built entirely with private funds, this state-of-the-art music facility will add excitement to Madison’s cultural scene and be a boon for the school’s music students. The center offers a sparkling performance venue for students, faculty, and visiting artists with astounding acoustics – helping the School of Music expand its reputation as a place for innovative musicians to teach and study.