Dieterle Vocal Arts Center

Exterior of Dieterle Vocal Arts Center on a sunny day with flowers in the foreground

Originally opened in 1910 as the Schmidlapp Gymnasium, the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center (DVAC) was extensively renovated and reopened in January 1995 as the home to CCM's Voice, Opera, Choral and Accompanying departments.

Facilities include:

  • 19 faculty studios
  • Three private coaching rooms
  • Two warm-up rooms
  • 100-seat choral rehearsal room
  • Choral library
  • Nippert Rehearsal Studio
  • Italo Tajo Archive Room

The Nippert Rehearsal Studio is a grand opera-scale rehearsal space with dressing rooms and technical support. It doubles as a performance venue for workshops and concerts.

DVAC is the result of the gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nippert. The building overlooks UC's recently-renovated Nippert Stadium, the fourth-oldest playing site and fifth-oldest stadium in college football.

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