Seat Campaign continues as new hall nears completion

recital hall
On Tuesday, January 21, construction works prepared to install seats in the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall.

Renovation of IU South Bend's former Recital Hall is almost complete, and there's still time to be a part of this exceptional new performance space. This week contractors are installing the new seats, one more exciting step in the completion of the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. Once construction is complete, experts will begin to tune the hall and train the students, faculty, and staff who will be working and performing there.  
Thanks to a generous gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation, the former hall has been redesigned as a state-of-the-art venue. The gift supports the vision of Louise Addicott-Joshi to provide young musicians with educational and career development opportunities and support the public performance of music in South Bend.
studentsOur music students are increasingly eager to finally utilize the new performance space. Natasha Stojanovska, a member of the Toradze Piano Studio, says she is excited and grateful for the new performance venue. "It means so much to all of us," she said. "It'll bring so many more opportunities for us to perform and gain experience on stage. That's really the only way to grow as a musician."
Graduate student and cellist Kendrick Morris said the hall isn't just a space, it's also an opportunity. "When we perform, the space will help each person sound their best to an audience," Morris said.
The new seats are being installed this week. Be a part of the dream of Louise E. Addicott, who wanted students, faculty, musicians, singers, composers, and community residents to have the opportunity and the facilities to make and enjoy great music.
As a friend of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, please consider supporting this project with the purchase of a seat in the hall. A gift of $500 will be recognized with a plaque on one of the seats in the first three rows, and a gift of $275 will receive a plaque on a seat in the remaining eight rows.
For information on how to contribute, contact IU South Bend Director of Development Dina Harris at 574-520-4131 or