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Building Information

Foss Hall was constructed in 1963 on the bank of the Sheyenne River. The building was named for former North Dakota Senator Palmer Leonard Foss. Foss Hall is home to VCSU's music program and ensembles and features two rehearsal halls- the Band and Choir rooms, practice rooms and classrooms. 

In the past Foss Hall has been utilized for concerts, recitals, training sessions, guest artists, and presentations.

Many local schools travel to the VCSU campus, specifically to Foss Hall, for music contests.

Available Spaces

Band Room

This rehearsal hall has the capacity for 50 people and features a multi-level floor with chairs and stands. Prior arrangements must be made with the Foss Hall staff to utilize University-owned equipment.

Choir Room

Another rehearsal hall located in Foss Hall has the capacity for 50 people. This room features a multi-level floor. Prior arrangements must be made with the Foss Hall staff to utilize University-owned equipment.

Froemke Auditorium

This auditorium was named for Arthur L. Froemke, former head of the Department of Music.

Froemke Auditorium features features a front stage and theatre seating for 200 people. The following amenities are included: baby grand piano, screen and LCD Projector for presentations, a podium, and newly installed sound & light system. 

*Classrooms may be available upon request

Available Equipment

  • Sound System
  • Light System (minimal)
  • Microphones (standing and tabletop)
  • Lapel Microphone
  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Choir Risers
  • Projector Screen
  • (Projector available through VCSU Help Desk- ask Event Manager for further instruction)

Rental Guidelines

Events may be held from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. VCSU reserves the right to review event plans to ensure that they are compatible with the mission of the university. We welcome the use of our space for meetings, performances, music contests, and rehearsals. 

VCSU educational programs have first priority for the use of Foss Music Hall with university groups having second priority and all other third-party groups having third priority.

Smoking is not permitted at Foss Music Hall or on any University-owned property. Food and beverages are not allowed in Foss Music Hall except by special arrangement.

All users must agree to the Foss Music Hall Use Agreement prior to hosting any event at the venue.

Foss Music Hall