newspaper editor Carl J. Murphy. It houses the school’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, which includes the 133-member Morgan State University Choir. Morgan’s choir has performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall and on at least four continents. Before Murphy was built, the group’s popular annual concerts were held at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. It now draws the same large crowds to the 2,000-seat James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, which was designed with input from the renowned late conductor Nathan Carter, a statue of whom sits in the lobby. In addition to a recital hall and a black box theater, the building houses classrooms, music practice rooms, artist studios, and the James E. Lewis Museum of Art.