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Hundreds attend Conrad Prebys Music Center dedication

UCSD’s Gospel Choir, along with attendees from the campus and community, welcomed the new Conrad Prebys Music Center on May 8 at the dedication of the new facility.

The standing-room-only crowd featured local philanthropist Conrad Prebys, whose gifts helped the university complete construction of the $53 million world-class, 400-seat concert hall.

While most buildings begin from the ground up, the university’s construction of its new Conrad Prebys Music Center began from the inside out, with an emphasis on sound.

Department of Music Chair Rand Steiger, who is an internationally renowned composer and conductor with a long-standing interest in contemporary music, played an integral role in developing the new facility.

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To Steiger and his fellow colleagues, the Conrad Prebys Music Center will set the stage for the future of the Department of Music.

Architects Mark Reddington and Wendy Pautz of LMN Architects in Seattle, and acoustician Cyril M. Harris, whose career spans 60 years, were the core designers.