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Krannert Center ranked as one of most beautiful conservatories in the nation

This is pretty cool. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is ranked #14 on College Degree Research’s list of 50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music. It’s notable that Krannert ranks ahead of Berklee College of Music’s performance center. Well done, Krannert.

Spacious and solid on the outside, alluring and intriguing on the inside, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Fine Arts, offers its faculty and students a brilliantly designed facility in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. This multi-disciplinary art school building was made possible by an enormous donation from Herman and Elnora Krannert. Herman was an alumnus of the University of Illinois, as was Max Abramovitz, the building’s designer.

Inside, the stunning theater seats around 4,000. The beauty is evident from the moment you enter: from the teak Thai wood floors of the main lobby to the marble walls from Carrara, Italy, the entire structure is a treasure. Inside the complex, you’ll find elegant yet acoustically sound performance spaces, especially in the magnificent theater.

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