College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Performing Arts : Facilities

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Miller Performing Arts CenterMiller Performing Arts Center
The Miller Performing Arts Center provides a home for the Alfred University Division of Performing Arts, as well as serving as a cultural focal point for the region. It features the C.D. Smith III Theatre, an extremely versatile intimate, experimental theatre and the Miller Theater, which opened in the Fall of 2010. The Miller Theater seats approximately 450 and affords all who attend an excellent performance experience, be it theatre, dance or music. The Center features outstanding rehearsal spaces, individual practice rooms, studios, and areas for study and collaboration, as well as spectacular views and spaciousness for students and faculty alike. The lobbies of both theatres boast "Earth Cloud" by ceramic artist D. Wayne Higby, which is the largest porcelain installation in the United States.

For additional information on these spaces, please contact the Division Office, 607-871-2562 or

  • Miller Theater
  • C.D. Smith III Theatre
  • Rod Brown Acting Studio
  • The Adelphia Dance Studios
  • The Brooks Music Rehearsal Hall
  • The Emerson Rehearsal Hall

Davis Memorial Carillon
The Davis Memorial Carillon is one of one hundred concert-size carillons in North America. Having a span of four octaves, the carillon consists of 47 bells, which are held stationary. The carillonneur plays the instrument from a keyboard of oak batons and pedals, which are directly linked by wires to the clappers of the bells.
An hour recital is presented on Saturday at 4 p.m. for ten months of the year (not January and August). When classes are in session, mini-recitals are played from 12:30 to 12:45 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Wingate Memorial Summer Carillon Recital Series brings artists from around the world to perform Tuesday evenings thru the month of July.

Susan Howell Hall
Susan Howell Hall was built in 1930 in honor of Susan Howell. Primarily used for student and guest artist recitals, it is also used for campus and community social functions. The building is listed on the National and State Historical Register.

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