Facilities and Equipment

Contact the Music Department

Nicky Rutherford 
Ave Maria University  
Department of Music  
5050 Ave Maria Blvd. 
Ave Maria, FL 34142 

Office: 239-280-2485 
april.rutherford@avemaria.edu

The Marshall-Ogletree Organ

Inaugurated on the Feast of the Annunciation, 2009, the Opus 5 Marshall & Ogletree four-manual organ was designed specifically for Ave Maria University’s Oratory. The instrument was engineered by the best technical and organ design experts in the country. The instrument serves as both a liturgical instrument and as the principal instrument for organ instruction in the University. Its flexibility and complete versatility make it an exceptional teaching instrument. It can — without exaggeration — do anything.

 

For more information on this instrument, click here

Pianos

The music department possesses several fine instruments for instruction and performance, including three brand-new Yamaha pianos. The principal performance instrument is a Yamaha C7. Yamaha considers this model the flagship of their Conservatory Concert Collection, “appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the concert world."

The Ave Maria Oratory

The choirs of Ave Maria University enjoy the opportunity to perform in one of America’s most unique pieces of ecclesiastical architecture – the soaring arches of the Ave Maria Oratory.