Facilities & Resources

Sellers Building

Sellers Music Building

The E. O. Sellers Music Building, named for the first head of the music division, was built during 1952-53.  The building contains 5 classrooms, eight individual teaching studios, a recital hall, twelve practice rooms, a conference room, a Music Education Resource Center, a choral and instrumental music library, music offices, a conducting lab, and technology and keyboard laboratories.

Martin Music Library

Established in 1964 under the direction of Dean William Hooper, the Martin Music Library provides resources for the music faculty and students: books and monographs, periodicals, recordings (audio and video), electronic databases, microforms, and equipment (e.g., listening stations).  It is located on the second floor of the main library facility, the John T. Christian Library.  It is named for William Plunkett Martin, the first director (dean) of the School of Music.  One of the significant contributions made by Martin is the Sellers-Martin Hymnal Collection.  This collection contains over 400 hymnals, representing 239 titles, which once belonged to Ernest Orlando Sellers and William Plunkett Martin, who used them in evangelistic campaigns.

Leavell Chapel 

Leavell Chapel PipesThe Daisy Dean Wright Memorial Organ (1967), constructed by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, was located in Leavell Chapel. The organ was named for a New Orleans resident who left a bequest for the instrument. The specification in its completed form calls for 86 ranks of pipes (or 67 stops), distributed among five divisions: Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, and Pedal, totaling approximately 5,000 pipes. The console had four manuals and full pedal. Until 2005, only 39 ranks were completed.  Hurricane Katrina (2005) damaged the organ and a complete restoration was needed. 

The new pipe organ built for Leavell Chapel replaced the previous Skinner organ.  The A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company design of the new organ is reflected in the specification, keeping in mind the performance of a wide variety of organ literature, from classical to contemporary, and choral accompaniment.  The speciifications are 83 ranks distributed among the great, swell, choir, solo, trompeteria, and pedal.  Numerous performance features are incorporated into the four-manual English-style drawknob console, as well as support for contemporary technology (midi capable).

Recital Hall 

Sellers OrganFollowing Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the related damage to the music building, the Ida Kelley Suddeth Memorial Moller Organ (1954, 3 manual, 27 rank) in the Recital Hall of the Sellers Music Building needed to be replaced.  The A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company designed, built, and installed (2006-2007) a new instrument.  This organ was designed to meet the musical requirements of all organ literature.  It is a 33-rank, three-manual instrument with a full pedal board, and is midi capable.  The instrument provides additional opportunities for teaching and practice.

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