MUSIC PRACTICE ROOMS AND POLICIES

Student in a practice room

photo by AlbertHerring

PRACTICE ROOM POLICIES

  • Do not leave litter or belongings in any practice room when you leave.
  • Be alert to safety considerations.  If you suspect someone is up to no good, report it to the guard on duty or to CU Public Safety at once, and leave the area.  Be especially careful after hours.
  • Do not alter, abuse, or otherwise mark any piano. Grand pianos should not be moved any more than necessary, and covers should be left in the closed position when you leave.
  • When there is a wait for rooms, please limit your practice time to no more than one hour.
  • Please report all problems with any practice room to the Music Department Office (621 Dodge, or send email to amg59 [at] columbia.edu and  report problems with pianos directly to pianotechnician [at] columbia.edu

VIOLATIONS OF THESE POLICIES MAY COST YOU YOUR ACCESS!

SCHAPIRO HALL: OPEN ACCESS WITH ANY COLUMBIA ID CARD

The rooms in Scapiro Hall are open for everyone with any CU ID  without signing up for a key. Schapiro Hall/Dormitory is located on 115th Street between Broadway and Riverside. Access is open to all members of the CU community on an as-available basis.  Please limit your use of these rooms to one hour per practice session  when other people are waiting for access. If these rooms are abused or monopolized, we will be forced to revert to a key-based checkout system for Schapiro. The Schapiro rooms are Rooms A, B, C, D, E, and F on the  Lower Level of Schapiro Hall/Dormitory.

East Campus and Broadway Dorms: Key Deposit Required

Key distribution for the rooms in Broadway and East Campus for the academic year will begin on Wednesday of the second week of classes (September 16).  A $30 CASH ONLY key deposit is required (no exceptions), which will be refunded upon return of the key at the end of the year (or earlier, if requested).  The SAME KEY will open the available rooms in Broadway and East Campus.  If one facility is full at a time when a student wants to practice, students have the option to go to the other facility. These rooms also have a ONE HOUR limit if others are waiting.

The rooms available WITH a key deposit are:

East Campus Practice rooms (requires dorm sticker on Student ID to use): EC 7th Floor, 9th floor and 11th floorBroadway Dorm Practice rooms (requires dorm sticker on Student ID to use): Rooms 201, 202 and 203 Broadway

GRAND PIANOS

GRAND PIANOS are also available for public use and are located in Lerner Hall, John Jay Lounge,  the GSAS Student Lounge in 301 Philosophy Hall and a few others.  Inquire with the Music Department Office (621 Dodge) for more information.