The Hamel Music Center Groundbreaking Ceremony: A Collection of Images

We thank all who attended our momentous event on Friday, October 28, at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue. Here is where the new Hamel Music Center (named for Pamela O. and George ’80 Hamel Jr.) will be built to house performance spaces in the Mead Witter School of Music. A large concert hall will be called the Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, and the new recital hall will be designated the Collins Recital Hall, after longtime donor Paul Collins ’58. The hall is expect to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Images by Andy Manis and Michael R. Anderson.

Read earlier news releases about the Hamel Family and Mead Witter Foundation gifts to the School of Music.

Mead Witter Gift

Hamel Family Gift

Want to join our euphonious (mellifluous, dulcet, coloratura, take your pick) team? Naming opportunities are still available for spaces in the new building! For $4 million, we offer a chance to name the lobby, and for $2.5 million, a chance to name the rehearsal space. Donors who would like to have their names prominently displayed on our wall of honor have opportunities at $50,000 or more. For more information, please contact Jon Sorenson at or call him at 608.515.3052. Or, contact Rebekah Sherman at or 608.572.2077.