Pratt Music Hall offers rehearsal and performance spaces, teaching studios, and practice rooms, all of which are air conditioned.
Three meals are be provided daily in the air-conditioned cafeteria, and the menus will include regular, vegetarian, and vegan selections.
Participants are housed in single rooms in a student residence at Mt. Holyoke College. All bedding, linens, pillows, towels, will be provided by the college. The student residence is not air-conditioned, and participants are encouraged to bring a fan. ARIA also has fans available for rental. The student residence has washers and dryers.
There is free Wi-Fi internet connection for the ARIA participants on the campus at Mount Holyoke College, so participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers, tablets, etc.
Mount Holyoke’s campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the nation by the Princeton Review. Located in the Pioneer Valley, the college is surrounded by the hilly terrain of western Massachusetts. South Hadley, Mount Holyoke’s home since 1837, is a charming New England town with roots going back to pre-Revolutionary times. Across the street from the main campus, the Village Commons is home to a variety of retail boutiques, several restaurants, a coffee house, a first-run movie theater, and the renowned Odyssey Bookshop. Just a few miles away, Skinner Park offers spectacular views of the valley and the Connecticut River’s famous Oxbow from atop Mount Holyoke.
Mount Holyoke’s 800 acre campus offers miles of scenic trails for running and two lakes for canoeing. The 130,000 square foot Kendall Sports and Dance Complex offers an eight lane, 25 meter pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball, squash and volleyball courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, and grass playing fields for soccer and softball.
Holyoke Hospital, located 5 miles from the campus, provides a full range of medical services.