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Katzen Facilities | Abramson Family Recital Hall


At 213 seats, the Abramson creates an inviting space for performances both large and small. From orchestra and choral concerts, to small lectures and film screenings, this stunning space is host to many of the University's important events. The hall can accommodate patrons with accessibility needs. This space also has a full featured lighting and audio-visual system.

Box Office

Box Office service is available 24 hours/day on the internet at american.tix.com all tickets purchased online or over the phone are held as will-call at the box office and may be picked up 1 hour prior to the show or during normal operating hours. Hours for the box office are Open 11:00 to 5:00, Mon–Sat, and 1 hour prior to ticketed performances. The box office accepts cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa from customers as payment for tickets.

General Capacities  

House capacity: 213 seats
Front of stage width: 39’ 10”
Stage depth to back wall: 37’
Stagehands: Non-union professional staff labor & student labor pool

Lighting Equipment

Dimming: Capio Plus IGBT
Control: Custom Touchscreen Graphical InterfaceI built on Horizon System (Lighting Operator required, can be shadow)

Audio Equipment

Console: Soundcraft Series LX7II (Audio Operator required, can be shadow)

Input: Channels: 24 mic level

• Main (L&R)
• 4 Monitor Ouputs
• Subwoofer Output Channel

• DigiDesign Digi002R
• DigiDesign Pro Tools 7.1 software
• Apple Macintosh 1.25 Dual Processor G4
• (2) API 512C Mic Preamp
• (2) API 525 Compressor
• Waves Plug-ins
• Manley Massive Passive Stereo Mastering EQ
• Alesis MK2 Monitors
• Triple P Designs Pyramid Monitors w/ Stewart Power Amp
Piano: Steinway D

Main House Speakers: JBL

Monitors: Community Speakers

Power Amps: (4) Crown K1 and (1) Crown K2

Signal Processing:
• TC Electronics M-One Effects Processor
• Ashley Protea System II 4.24C
• (2) Yamaha Q2031B Graphic Equalizer

• TEAC 5-CD Changer

• Schoeps MSTC 64 U
• (2) Neumann KMS105
• (2) AKG C 414 B-XL II/ST
• (4) Shure SM57
• (5) Shure SM58
• (3) Audio-Technica ATM35
• (2) Sennheiser e602
• (2) Shure Wireless SLX2 Handhelds
• (1) Crown PCC160
• (4) Whirlwind Direct Box
• (1) Audio-Technica AT825


Projection Screen: permanently mounted 24’W x 16’H white front-projection screen
Projector: Sanyo PLCXP51
VHS Player: Panasonic VHS
DVD Player: Toshiba DVD/SACD

Green Room

Dimensions: 13’ 8” x 5’
Adjoining Bathroom Dimensions: 12’ x 5’


Recital Hall Chorus Rehearsal
Chorus Rehearsal in Abramson Family Recital Hall