Photo of the Schwartz Center exterior

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts exterior. Photo by Mark Teague.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Since the Schwartz Center opened, the arts have assumed a more visible, central place on Emory's campus. Because the arts are among the most exalted and enduring cultural achievements of civilization, Emory is proud to provide a place where cultivation of the arts through teaching, learning, encouragement, and stewardship can thrive.

Completed in early 2003, thanks to the generous support of Donna and Marvin Schwartz, the centerpiece of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is the 825-seat Cherry Logan Emerson Concert Hall featuring a custom-built Daniel Jaeckel Opus 45 pipe organ with 54 stops and 3,605 pipes in a cherry-wood case.

The Schwartz Center was designed by lead architect Michael Dennis in association with Howard-Montgomery-Steger and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart, while the concert hall was designed in part by renowned acousticians Kirkegaard and Associates.

The Schwartz Center gratefully acknowledges the generous ongoing support of Donna and Marvin Schwartz.

Virtual Tour

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Virtual tour is made possible by Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Schwartz Center Staff

  • Rachael Brightwell, Managing Director
  • Lisa Baron, Communications Specialist
  • Carrie Christie, Program Coordinator
  • Kathryn Colegrove, Associate Director for Programming and Outreach
  • Lewis Fuller, Associate Director for Production and Operations
  • Jennifer Kimball, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jeff Lenhard, Operations Assistant
  • Alan Strange, Box Office Manager
  • Nicholas P. Surbey, Senior Graphic Designer
  • Mark Teague, Stage Manager
  • Nina Vestal, House Manager
  • Matt Williamson, Multimedia Specialist

The Flora Glenn Candler Concerts Committee

  • Gary Motley, Chair, Department of Music
  • Bobby Paul, Immediate Past Chair, Department of Anthropology
  • Patrick Allitt, Department of History
  • Maria Archetto, Oxford College
  • Guy Benian, Department of Pathology
  • Rachael Brightwell, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
  • Greg Catellier, Emory Dance
  • Elena Cholakova, Department of Music
  • Allison Dykes, Vice President and Secretary of the University
  • Amanda Freeman, Center for the Study of Human Health
  • Bradley Howard, Department of Music
  • Arun Jones, World Evangelism
  • Kevin Karnes, Department of Music
  • Rosemary Magee, Honorary Member
  • Lisa Paulsen, Theater Emory
  • David Schuster, Nuclear Medicine
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies