Music Facilities

We are proud of our superb facilities which are among the finest in the midwest. White Concert Hall is considered to be one of the finest performing venues in the country, and, in addition to music department concerts, is home to the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, the Topeka Festival Singers, the world-renowned Sunflower Music Festival and countless university and civic events.

Garvey Fine Arts Center 

The Garvey Fine Arts Center is the hub for the arts in Topeka. This building not only houses the department of music, but is also home to the theater department, art department, and the Mulvane Art Museum. The centerpiece of the Garvey Fine Arts Center is the Elliot Hill White Concert Hall.

Elliot Hill White Concert Hall

White Concert Hall serves as the nucleus for the arts in Topeka. It is home to all music department concerts, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Community Concert Series, Festival Singers, Sunflower Music Festival and countless university and civic events. It is considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the country.

Music Technology Lab

The Music Technology Lab is equipped with 17 Korg full-size electronic keyboards and Macintosh computers. The Korg Group Education Controller III along with headsets at each station allows instructors to communicate with individual stations, groups and the entire class. The large TV monitor connected to the instructor’s station projects instruction materials to keep classes running effectively. The lab serves as a dual-purpose for the instruction of group piano and music technology-related classes. 

Recital Hall

A new recital hall will soon be built on the Washburn University campus! This venue will be smaller than White Concert Hall, but will include a full-sized stage with exceptional acoustics, creating a more intimate setting for performances with a smaller audience.

White Concert Hall

Front of White Concert Hall
Seating area in White Concert Hall lobby
White Concert Hall performance hall
White Concert Hall lobby


Music Program
Garvey Fine Arts Center, Room 211
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1511

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