IMPORTANT UPDATE: BROADWAY AND EAST CAMPUS PRACTICE ROOMS ARE CURRENTLY RESTRICTED FOR USE BY RESIDENTS OF THOSE DORMS ONLY. SHAPIRO PRACTICE ROOMS REMAIN OPEN.
If you are a current Columbia University student, faculty, staff or affiliate, there are various practice rooms on campus that you may utilize. These rooms are first-come, first-serve:
- (8) in Schapiro Hall (24-hour access; requires CU ID card only- PROGRAMMED IN 621 DODGE HALL WEEKDAYS, 10AM–12PM AND 2PM–4PM)
- (3) in the Broadway dorm (closed during quiet hours; requires CU ID card w/dorm sticker)
- (3) in the East Campus dorm (closed during quiet hours; requires CU ID card w/dorm sticker)
Note: Columbia affiliate institutions are Barnard, Teachers College, Union Theological College and Jewish Theological Seminary.
For the Schapiro Hall practice rooms, swipe access is required. To obtain swipe access, please go to go to the Music Office/621 Dodge (Weekdays, 10am–12pm and 2pm–4pm).
For Broadway & East Campus practice rooms & Carman Hall booths, access is automatically available to any undergraduate with a dorm sticker. The rooms should be unlocked.
Grand Pianos are also available for public use and are located in Lerner Hall, John Jay Lounge, and the GSAS Student Lounge in 301 Philosophy Hall. Grand pianos in East Campus, Wallach and Wein Halls are accessible to CU students with dorm stickers.
Teacher’s College has music practice rooms available to rent by the semester for Columbia University students, faculty & staff who have an active ID. For a fee, users may reserve up to seven hours per week. Each room is equipped with a Steinway 1098 upright piano, armless chairs and a music stand. To rent a practice room, please visit the Music Education office in 520A Horace Mann.
PRACTICE ROOM POLICIES
VIOLATION OF THESE POLICIES WILL RESULT IN REVOKED ACCESS
- Do not leave litter or belongings in any practice room when you leave.
- Be alert to safety considerations. If you suspect someone is abusing practice room use, 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 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.
- Report issues with any practice rooms to the Music Performance Program (mpp [at] columbia.edu
) and issues with any pianos to Andras Gipp (ag4307 [at] columbia.edu).