has announced a $10 million gift from an unidentified alumnus and his wife to help fund a music building that will be part of a new arts complex.
To be named eventually for the donor, the 23,000-square-foot building will include performance and rehearsal space, acoustically advanced practice rooms and teaching studios, and a digital recording studio. The new complex also will serve as the home of facilities associated with the music department and the university's .
"This splendid gift will benefit our student musicians and the audiences who come to hear them," said Princeton president Christopher L. Eisgruber. "The additional space is an essential element in enabling our arts initiative — launched less than a decade ago — to flourish. We are excited about seeing the arts at Princeton reach their full potential, and we are grateful to our generous alumni and friends for helping to make it possible."