Students

There will be no in-person classes or lessons on November 23 and 24, but students are still welcome to reserve classrooms as usual.

We have extended staffed hours November 30–December 9 for students to use MBE and PAC rooms while the MRH power is out.

Available hours for reserving a large rehearsal room in the final week of class will be:

Monday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 9

Weekdays 8am-8pm

Weekend 10am-3pm

Classroom Reservation Hours

Monday: 8am to 8pm (which means the last reservation has to end by 8pm)

Tuesday – Thursday: 8am to 7pm

Friday: 8am to 6pm

No Weekend Reservations

How to Request a Room

Email Scheduling Assistant Sonja Larson at scheduling@mail.music.utexas.edu

Policies

Room reservations are restricted to MRH M 3.113, M 3.114, 5.138 and 5.246: we may occasionally be able to offer time in a large, double-height ceiling second floor classroom if in-person lesson cancellations permit.

Rooms may be requested for single student use only for a maximum of two hours at a time

Rehearsals with collaborators in small, single-height ceiling classrooms will be limited to 30 minutes. Limiting time with another person in a small, enclosed space is important in order to minimize the risk of droplet exchange; these classrooms have single height ceilings, and to the best of our knowledge, air only turns over once per hour. Rehearsals in double-height ceilings with a collaborator are limited to 1 hour.

Performance hall requests will not be accommodated this year for several reasons:

  • Bates Recital Hall will be off limits for the fall semester
  • The Recital Studio is being used exclusively for in-person lessons
  • Jessen cannot be reserved without a staff member present to ensure that required downtime is enforced

Butler School Recording Services will not be offering their services to students for personal recording sessions this year.

The festivals, graduate programs and jobs you may be applying for understand that the pandemic has disrupted the “normal” way of doing things. Just like our own institution, they are prepared for recordings to be in living rooms, practice rooms and classrooms.  

Reservations will need to begin at the top of the hour (i.e. 1pm, not 1:30pm).

Music majors will be prioritized.

Students will need to sanitize the piano keyboards before and after playing. There are spray bottles of hydrogen peroxide and cloths in each classroom for your use.

For tips on safely sanitizing pianos, watch this video.
 

When using Hydrogen Peroxide to sanitize the keys:

1) Only spray the H2O2 on a cloth. Not directly on the piano.

2) only use the H2O2 on the KEYS. Do not wipe down any case parts as this will damage the finish.

To allow for air scrubbing, three hours of vacancy will be required in the classrooms between uses. 

Faculty, TAs and AIs

MRH 4.116 and 4.126 have been setup as easy lecture recording spaces. We are limiting reservations in these rooms solely for your class preparation needs!

Classroom Reservation Hours

Monday: 8am to 8pm (which means the last reservation has to end by 8pm)

Tuesday – Thursday: 8am to 7pm

Friday: 8am to 6pm

How to Request a Room

Email Scheduling Assistant Sonja Larson at scheduling@mail.music.utexas.edu

No Weekend Reservations

Policies

Reservations will need to begin at the top of the hour (i.e. 1pm, not 1:30pm).

To allow for air scrubbing, three hours of vacancy will be required in the classrooms between uses. 

If you use the upright pianos in the room, you need to sanitize the piano keyboards before and after playing. There are spray bottles of hydrogen peroxide and cloths in each classroom for your use.

For tips on safely sanitizing pianos, watch this video.

When using Hydrogen Peroxide to sanitize the keys:

1) Only spray the H2O2 on a cloth. Not directly on the piano.

2) only use the H2O2 on the KEYS. Do not wipe down any case parts as this will damage the finish.