SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The University of the Incarnate Word is celebrating the opening of its new, 55,000 square foot Fine Arts Complex, which includes a music building with recording studios, renovated concert hall, and an art building with galleries.

UIW officials say the City of San Antonio will include those galleries and performance halls in its cultural arts district, which spans from the Tobin Center downtown up Broadway to the McNay Arts Museum.

"With the concert hall behind me. this is now a mid-size concert hall that the City of San Antonio does not have," said William Gokelman, UIW department of Music. "For those venues that can't happen in the Tobin Center, it's too big a space or its not appropriate, they now have a place to come."

UIW already has four clients, including orchestras and string quartets based out of the renovated concert hall.

Professors say it gives students a better opportunity to connect with professionals in their fields and prepare for their futures.