New Rehearsal House

Raised to Date: $788,560
Goal: $1.8 Million

Muhlenberg plans to open a new rehearsal space to serve the College’s music, theatre and dance departments. The rehearsal house will occupy a 10,000 square foot existing structure, the former Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house, located on the western edge of the campus facing Allentown’s Cedar Beach Park and Lake Muhlenberg.  It will provide 3,600 square feet of new practice and studio space for students, along with faculty offices.

Muhlenberg College’s academic theatre and dance programs are ranked nationally among the top 20 small colleges in the 2008 Fiske Guide.  With 199 students declaring majors in theatre and dance, there has been a 132% increase in the dance department and a 156% increase in the theatre department over the past five years.  The College’s music department has experienced a 165% increase in majors over the past five years as well.  For many students, including those majoring in areas such as biology, business, and psychology, the opportunity to study the arts is an important component of their liberal arts experience.  This creative repurposing of a former fraternity house will provide a much-needed rehearsal space for musicians and actors.

Recently, Muhlenberg received a $500,000 leadership gift from the Harry C. Trexler Trust, which will assist the College with this $3.5 million project.  Naming opportunities for the new rehearsal house are available at a variety of levels. For more information, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 484-664-3247 or development@muhlenberg.edu.

Click here to view Rehearsal House Naming Opportunities.  To make a gift to the new rehearsal house, please click here. When prompted, fill in your contact and billing information. In the gift designation drop down menu on the second page, select "Other" and type in "Rehearsal House."