Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Music Studio Complex and Eldridge Barn

Groundbreaking
(L-R) Ellen Battell Steockel Trustees Anne-Marie Soullière and David Low with Yale University President Peter Salovey  (Photo: Savage Frieze)

Norfolk Festival breaks ground on major facilities-improvement project

On Friday, Sept. 16, stakeholders in the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival gathered on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, Conn., for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of a major facilities-improvement project. By May 2023, the Music Shed Annex will be replaced with a new facility with rehearsal spaces, and Eldridge Barn, which has long been used by brass groups for rehearsals, will be converted to student housing, including 11 rooms and a community area.   MORE

The Project

  • The Buildings: Music Studio Complex and Eldridge Barn
  • Budget: $8.5 Million
  • Construction: Begins September 2022 and completed by May 2023 

Music Studio Complex

Norfolk Music Studio Complex at the Music Shed
Music Studio Complex rendering

• State-of-the-art music rehearsal spaces
• Comfortable green room for performing artists
• Expanded, conveniently located restrooms
• Improved audience comfort with a new air cooling system

Eldridge Barn

Norfolk Eldridge Barn
Eldridge Barn rendering

• Accommodations for up to 17 students
• A comfortable gathering area
• A beautiful restoration of an original building around a new landscaped courtyard