MSUToday
Published: Oct. 29, 2013

MSU's Fairchild Theatre gets a facelift

By: Annie McGraw Media Communications annie.mcgraw@cabs.msu.eduContact(s): Kristen Parker Media Communications office: (517) 353-8942 cell: (517) 980-0709 Kristen.Parker@cabs.msu.edu

The MSU College of Music is world class. The musicians, students and instructors alike are remarkable. And now, they have a performance space that matches their spectacular talent.

The Fairchild Theatre has been undergoing renovations since this summer, and reopened Oct. 28.

While the Fairchild was a beautiful performance space to begin with – featuring historic architecture from the 1930 – it became a bit outdated. With the help of Kirkegaard Associates, a construction company based in Chicago, the Fairchild was given a much-needed revamp.

“People make programs, not facilities, but at a certain point, a terrific facility can make that difference,” said James Forger, dean of the College of Music.. “In the case of music, a world-class performance facility greatly assists us in recruiting top flight students and faculty.”

The Fairchild Theatre has been undergoing renovations since this summer, and it recently reopened.

The Fairchild Theatre has been undergoing renovations since this summer, and it recently reopened.

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