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Practice Rooms

Practice Rooms

Availability, hours and accessibility of practice rooms vary by location and time of year. Information on and instructions for practice room use is organized by facility below.

Music Center

Practice Rooms are available by reservation only to students currently enrolled in a music course. Rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the Music Center and are available in one-hour time slots. See hours below. Reservations must be made at least 5 minutes in advance and no earlier than 3 days in advance.


Term      Monday - Friday       Saturday        Sunday 
Fall 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed
Spring 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed
Spring Break 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed
Summer 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Closed Closed

Reservation Instructions

Online practice room reservation is available starting the first week of classes. To reserve a room:

  1. Sign on to your student Oasis account.
  2. Go to the "More" tab.
  3. Click on the “Reservations” tab.
  4. Select the “WebCheckout Reservations” link to start the reservation process.
  5. Specify the start time and length of time for the reservation.
  6. To select a room, use the “find resources” link at the top of the page.
  7. Select the “Practice Rooms for Reservation” link for a list of all rooms available during your requested timeframe.
  8. To select a room, click the corresponding “Add” link from the “Actions” column on the right side of the list.
  9. A summary box with room information will appear for your information.
  10. Click “Confirm” to finalize and record your reservation.
  11. If a red error box appears, the request is incomplete. To clear errors, adjust times and/or room as necessary.
  12. For other errors (e.g., late checkout or reservation exceeding limits), contact the Music department at 312.369.6300 for assistance, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sherwood Community Music School

Sherwood practice rooms are available Monday-Friday from 9 am. -3 p.m. No practice rooms are available on weekends except to select piano students. For questions regarding Sherwood practice rooms contact Chris Gorcik at 312.369.3102.

University Center

Practice facilities at the University Center are available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservation is required.

Rehearsal & Ensemble Spaces

Locked rehearsal spaces, such as ensemble rooms and classrooms (when not in use), are reserved online through the R-25 College Master Schedule. See the Space web page for more information.