Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Groundbreaking Photos

The 64,000-square-foot Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts includes not only the two performance venues, but classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios and office space for the department of music.

The building is named in honor of Jack H. Miller ’54 for his lifetime of generosity to the college.

  • A podium and six shovels with hardhats on the top of each.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • A string quartet playing.Pre-groundbreaking reception at Krasel Art Center. Pictured from left to right Hope College Students: Larissa Fall, Cameron Holder, Chris Waechter, Jacob Bonnema. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • A woodwind trio playing.Pre-groundbreaking reception at Krasel Art Center. Pictured from left to right Hope College Students: Elizabeth Schubkegel, Allie Kleppinger, Hannah Bauersfeld. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • A tent outside for the groundbreaking. Dark clouds are overhead. Due to rain, a large tent was required to keep the groundbreaking ceremony on site for the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • A sign that for the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts next to a conceptual rendering of the building.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • Donors sitting patiently in the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • President John Knapp addresses the audience from the podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. President John Knapp. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • President John Knapp at the podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. President John Knapp. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • President John Knapp at the podium making a fist while speaking.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. President John Knapp. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • President Emeritus James Bultman speaks from a podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. President Emeritus James Bultman. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • The audience listening to the speaker.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Jack Miller. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • A speaker at the podium addressing the audience.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Jack Miller. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Bill Blanski, HGA Design Architect, speaking at a podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Bill Blanski - HGA Design Architect. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Rob Hodson, professor and chair of the Department of Music, reads from a paper at a podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Professor Rob Hodson and Chair of the Music Department. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Student Aaron Goodyke '16 speaks from a podium.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Hope College Student Aaron Goodyke. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • President John Knapp speaking from the podium in front of seven shovels with hardhats on top of each.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. President John Knapp. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • David Roossien, President John Knapp, Jack Miller, President Emeritus James Bultman and Cheri DeVos digging into the dirt.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. David Roossien, John Knapp, Jack Miller, James Bultman and Cheri DeVos. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • People ceremoniously putting their shovels into the dirt.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • Board of Trustees Chair Mary Bauman, President John Knapp, student Aaron Goodyke, Jack Miller, President Emeritus James Bultman, professor Rob Hodson and HGA Design Architect Bill Blanski hold shovels while wearing hardhats.Pictured from left to right: Mary Bauman; John Knapp, Aaron Goodyke, Jack Miller, James Bultman, Rob Hodso, and Bill Blanski. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Meg Miller Willit, Sue Miller DenHerder, Jack Miller and Buzz Miller holding shovels.Pictured from left to right: Meg Miller Willit, Sue Miller DenHerder, Jack Miller and Buzz Miller. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • People holding shovels.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Hope students Joshua McCammon, Matthew Milliken, Aaron Goodyke, Colin Rensch, David Heinze and John Deppe pose with shovels.Pictured from left to right: Joshua McCammon, Matthew Milliken, Aaron Goodyke, Colin Rensch, David Heinze, and John Deppe. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Pictured from left to right - those without shovels:  Jane Bosko, Stuart Sharp, Martha Waldvogel-Warren, Jung Woo Kim, Jim DeBoer, Charles Aschbrenner, Robert Hodson, Sherri Pilon, Robert Ritsema, Brad Richmond, and Brian Coyle.
 Front row with shovels - left to right:  Mihai Craioveanu, Huw Lewis, Linda Strouf, Linda Dykstra, Jennifer Wolfe, Christina Hornbach, Adam Clark.Current and retired members of the Music Department participate in the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Seven people pose with shovels.Pictured from left to right: Bill Blanski, Michael Koch, Greg Maybury, Kara Slater, Rebecca Celis, Doug DeKock, and Chuck Geenen. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Hope students Kelsey Gustafson, Abigail Johnson, Emily (Young) Suszko and Kristin Baron pick up dirt with their hands. Pictured from left to right: Kelsey Gustafson, Abigail Johnson, Emily (Young) Suszko, Kristin Baron. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Three adults conversing with each other inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Two adults talk with the president's wife, Kelly Knapp.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Three adults conversing with each other inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Three adults conversing with each other inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • A chef preparing food inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Three adults conversing with each other inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013
  • Students Meghan Stagl, Michael Graverson, Jared DeMeester and Andrew Sicard play instruments on a stage in the tent.Pictured from left to right Hope College Students: Meghan Stagl, Michael Graverson, Jared DeMeester, Andrew Sicard. Photo by Lynne Powe on October 23, 2013
  • Four students conversing with each other inside the tent.Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. Photo by Tom Renner on October 23, 2013