College of Arts and Communication

Light Recital Hall


  • 350 seat music recital hall that is home to most choir concerts and student recitals.
  • Excellent acoustics with its premier wall design.
  • Offers the use of a grand piano.

Dr. Raymond E. Light served a Music Department faculty member at UW-Whitewater from 1954 until he retired in 1982. He became the Director of Vocal Music and established the Concert Choir, which is among the best in Wisconsin. Dr. Light was the founding Dean of the College of Arts, and in 1971, he supervised the design and the completion of the Greenhill Center of the Arts.

Dr. Light proved to be an outstanding teacher, receiving the W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award in 1968. He passed away on February 14, 1994, and shortly after, his family established three scholarships in his name. The scholarships are awarded every year in art, music, and theatre.

Building Hours:

Greenhill Center of the Arts

Spring 2017 Building schedule (with weekend closures)

Building Hours for 
Heide Hall
McGraw Hall
Anderson (TV/Radio)

Upcoming Greenhill Center Events

Orchestra concert
  • Apr 23

    Jazz II
    - Light Recital Hall: The Jazz II Ensemble under the direction of Brad Townsend will perf...

  • Apr 25

    Concert Band
    - Young Auditorium: The Concert Band under the direction of John Tuinstra will perform a ...

  • Apr 25

    Opera Workshop
    - Light Recital Hall: The Opera Workshop under the direction of Brian Leeper will perform...

  • Apr 28

    RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour
    - Young Auditorium: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened o...

  • Apr 28

    Meistersingers/Singing Sirens/ Concert Choir
    - Light Recital Hall: The Meistersingers under the direction of Brian Leeper and the Sing...