New South and LXR (free); Reynolds.
Priority is given to:
- DPA Faculty (reserved by DPA through week 2 of the semester for faculty coaching, lessons, Chamber Music Ensemble Program groups & large ensemble group sectionals.);
- Students taking lessons or registered in a performing arts courses (reserved after week 2);
- Full-time GU students (reserved after week 3);
- Faculty/staff (non-DPA)
The Music Practice Rooms in Reynolds in the SWQ (R-132, R-134, R-136) contain the best pianos and MUST be kept locked. All three of these practice rooms are reserved for music majors and minors or approved student ensembles only. It is most important that these keyboards are well maintained for majors and minors and protected from potential abuse. They require a key. Any student, faculty or staff may use the free practice rooms located in LXR and New South on a first-come, first-served basis. However, for the Reynolds rooms, only music majors/minors, students registered in a music course, and DPA faculty have access and they must register with the Department of Performing Arts (DPA) in office #108 in the Davis Performing Arts Center, 202-687-3838 and obtain a key for a $20 cash deposit.
Reynolds Music Practice Room R-141 is reserved for residents of McCarthy, Kennedy and Reynolds ONLY and approved ensembles within DPA. Rm. 141 is opened in the morning by the Residence Life staff and remains open until around midnight. Students using this room do NOT require keys and there is no fee. While R-141 does not require a key, you can make requests to reserve the room for specific days/times for the whole semester through DPA. An updated schedule will be posted on the door on a regular basis. Requests are per semester.
4) Key Transfer
Assigned keys are NOT transferable. You must be present while the room is in use at all times. The person(s) with the key is responsible for any damage/cleanup until such time as they lock up the room. (I.e., if you don't lock the room when you’re done, you are responsible for anything that results, whether present or not.
If you have a key, or are using an unlocked room, you may use the room any time it is unoccupied. However, priority must be given to those students who have scheduled lessons and practice times in the room as posted on the doors. If a scheduled user arrives, you must relinquish the room. There is a fee to schedule some of the rooms (see below) and you can reserve the use of these rooms through the DPA in office #108 in the Davis Performing Arts Center, 202-687-3838.
[Fees apply ONLY to Reynolds Practice R-132, R-134, R-136.] New South & LXR Practice rooms and Reynolds R-141 are free but can be scheduled. Key Deposit: $20.00 (Fee is refunded if key returned by Dec 8 or May 15) Two hours reserved time: $ 5.00 (Initial reservation up to 2 hours per request per week) Per hour after that: $5.00 (Up to 5 hour maximum per week) This weekly schedule will be posted on the door and will remain in effect for the entire semester.
7) Subject to Change
Scheduling is subject to change due to the DPA program needs. The DPA reserves the right to change the schedule at any time.
8) Group Rehearsals
Groups who do not have Access to Benefits are subject to special review and are not guaranteed access. Persons falsely portraying the intended use or otherwise “fronting” may face disciplinary actions, fines and loss of access to practice rooms and to performing arts programs. While individual students may reserve the rooms, non-acoustic campus bands and/or bands with amplified sound (electronic instruments) or drum sets or other percussive instruments, are not permitted in any of the practice rooms. While only residents of McCarthy, Kennedy and Reynolds can use R-141, the same rehearsal and use rules apply to R-141 as to the other practice rooms.
9) Campus Bands
Campus bands who are approved members of the GU Guild of Bands may use and rehearse in Studio D. This space is a sound proof studio designed to accommodate campus bands. Specific procedures for auditions to become an approved band with the Guild are available through the faculty advisor, Prof. Joseph McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
10) Eating, Drinking and Smoking
in any of the university practice rooms is not permitted at any time.
11) Valuables and Furniture
Do NOT leave musical instruments, music, and other valuables in the room unattended. The University and the Dept of Performing Arts is not responsible for articles lost or stolen. The removal of any furniture is not permitted. Violation of this policy will result in loss of key privileges.
Please report any unusual or suspicious activity, missing equipment or furniture, damage to the pianos, room or area IMMEDIATELY. By following this procedure, you will help us to maintain these rooms and will subsequently reduce your own liability. Contact the Administrative Director at 202-687-3838. For security, all doors which are key controlled should be locked upon departure even for short periods of time (i.e., lunch, phone calls or trips to the rest room).
Access and use of all practice rooms are subject to university rules governing quiet hours and building hours. Currently all music practice rooms can only be used between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. on weekends. Hours a building is open are posted on each building.
Due to the fact that all Music Practice Rooms are located within residence halls, the Residence Life Staff and the Dept. of Performing Arts reserve the right to limit certain types of instruments should they exceed acceptable sound levels. Therefore, while exceptions can be made IF acceptable proof (via a sound test) can be held, the following are general not allowed in the Music Practice Rooms: Electrified instruments of any kind including but not limited to: guitars (bass and lead) acoustic instruments which are played through microphones and speakers; percussion of any kind.
15) Music Stands
Individuals must provide their own stands.
16) McNeir Hall
McNeir is a shared use space between the Dept. of Performing Arts and the Office of the University Registrar. Those wishing to use the room for non-arts use or for arts programming with no co-sponsorship by Performing Arts, should contact the Registrar directly and make a request via their website. If members of the University community are wishing to co-sponsor an arts-centric event in McNeir, please contact the Dept of Performing Arts directly at 202-687-3838.
For specific info regarding the practice rooms listed above, contact Ron Lignelli at 202-687-3838 or stop by the Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 108.
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