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Department of Music


The Bryan Fine Arts Building, home to the Departments of Music and Art, opened in 1981. The building is named in honor of distinguished Tennessee composer and teacher Charles Faulkner Bryan who was also an early music faculty member at TTU.

The building is a 55,000 square-foot structure that includes:

  • 28 faculty offices/teaching studios;
  • four music classrooms and two art classrooms;
  • individual and small ensemble practice rooms;
  • a large ensemble rehearsal space;
  • a small recital hall, and;
  • Wattenbarger Auditorium, the University’s main concert venue with seating for 500.
  • View a MAP and DIRECTIONS to the Bryan Fine Arts Building.


Regular Building Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m. to midnight

Holidays and Breaks:

  • Semester break (Dec/Jan): CLOSED December 24 at 8 p.m. to January 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Independence Day: CLOSED July 3 at 8 p.m. to July 5 at 7 a.m.
  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED preceding Wednesday at 8 p.m. Open following Friday at 8 a.m.

NOTE: Unauthorized persons in Bryan Fine Arts Building during times of official closing will be ejected by University Police and are subject to University disciplinary and/or statutory procedures. Students wishing access to the building during times of official closing must obtain advance permission from the Music Department, call 931-372-3161 or email