Practice Room Policies | Fall 2021

Practice Room and Classrom Use Rules for Music Study | Fall 2021

Effective Monday, August 30

Practice rooms are reserved for students enrolled in MUSC 106, 107, 109, and 120-130 or any MUSA course, which includes all lessons and departmental ensembles. Once enrolled in these courses, you must visit Card Services to have your Oxy ID activated to give you access to the practice rooms; Card Services will have a list of those enrolled students.

Once your card has been activated, you may reserve a practice room online via this link. Please note that in reserving a practice room you are acknowledging you have read and agree to abiding by the following policy. Violations may result in the rescinding of practice room access. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, access to practice rooms (and classrooms) may be limited or denied according to the current Workplace Operations and Guidelines.

Practice Room Policy

  • A practice room can be reserved for a 45-minute slot Each reservation will be followed by a 30-minute break to follow for aerosol dispersion. Reservations begin at 6:30am and extend to 12:30am, seven days a week.
  • Only one person can occupy a practice room at any time. Students may unmask once the practice room door is closed.
  • You must use the reserved room only as scheduled, close the door while practicing, and prop open the door open upon exit. If you do not plan to show up for your reservation for any reason (including illness), you must remove your name from the reservation so that the room is made available to other students.

Food and drink are strictly prohibited in the practice rooms. Students must wipe down pianos, music stands, and/or any high-touch surfaces upon entry and exit with the Virex Plus® and paper towels located in the practice room. If either or both are not in the practice room, please contact Jacquelyn Moon in the main Music office. Dispose of used paper towels in trash receptacles.

Group Music Study Policies

Students enrolled in Chamber Music (129) or Chamber Jazz (MUSC 128) and in groups consisting only of piano, strings, and/or percussion may reserve Booth 204 or Booth 208 by emailing Jacquelyn Moon, Department Services Coordinator. Students (with or without a faculty member present) must remain masked at all times and observe social distancing. View the college's full masking guidelines.

Student chamber groups consisting of woodwinds, brass, and/or singing must practice outside and may reserve the Thorne Patio Tent to do so (with or without a faculty member present) by contacting both Jacquelyn Moon and Chris Kim.

Stay Home if Experiencing Symptoms

Students experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, must cancel their reservation.

Report Violations

Contact the Music Department at music@oxy.edu when a practice room is not left clean or when community members are not following the terms of use. This is essential to maintaining safe and functioning practice room use.