Dixon Hall was completed in 1929 and was dedicated in 1979 to Dr.Brandt Van Blarcom Dixon, the first and only President of Newcomb College. The building architecture is Italian Renaissance style and houses the music faculty. It holds music classes, has music faculty offices, practice and listening rooms and an auditorium. It seats about 1000 guests and has been the venue for recitals by Emerson String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio. The music department here has their own band and orchestra and jazz ensembles. Dixon Hall is also home to Summer Lyric Theater and Friends of Music Concerts Series.