Armerding Center for Music and the Arts
520 E. Kenilworth Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187 (View on Google Maps)
Located at the heart of Wheaton’s campus, the new Armerding Center for Music and the Arts invites musical participation and artistic engagement of all students, staff, and faculty, allowing the College to host a greater number of campus guests and achieve higher levels of artistic excellence. God is always calling for a song of praise from his people, and it is therefore vital that music flourishes at the center of Wheaton’s life and community.
In November 2017 the Conservatory of Music moved into its new home and the building was dedicated as the center of music-making for the entire campus. The Armderding Center for Music and the Arts boasts
- climate control
- sound isolation
- ample storage
- practice rooms sized to protect musicians’ hearing and to offer optimal acoustics
- Armerding Recital Hall, a state-of-the-art, 108-seat recital hall specifically designed for music performance
- Armerding Concert Hall, which offers theater-style seating for 648
The new home of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music has been named in honor of the fifth president of Wheaton College, Hudson T. Armerding ’41, upon his retirement. This structure once housed the science and mathematics departments. But music was the heart of the Armerding family. While Miriam Bailey Armerding ’42 graduated from the Conservatory of Music, Hudson also sang in Men’s Glee Club as an undergrad, so it is fitting that the future home the Conservatory of Music will continue to carry the name.