Facilities

Eastern Michigan University has invested a great deal in facilities and equipment to support music instruction. Students, faculty and staff alike must recognize the value of this investment and act appropriately to maintain it for the common good. This means that all must help ensure that the building and its contents are secure, that equipment is treated with appropriate care, and that security systems such as locks are not circumvented. Students attempting to bypass security systems will be referred to the Student Judicial Office for disciplinary action. Students damaging University-owned equipment may be liable for the cost of repair or replacement.

Equipment

  • Lockers

    Students may be eligible to check out a locker at the discretion of the office staff of the department. Since it is not always possible to provide a large locker, students needing large lockers may be asked to share. Decisions about locker assignments will be based on need, as reflected by course enrollments.
  • Practice Rooms

    A large number of small practice rooms, with and without pianos, are kept unlocked and are available to all students. Please take care of the rooms and their contents and report any misuse to the Music Office immediately. A few practice rooms are reserved for special purposes, such as percussion, harpsichord, harp, organ, and piano (for piano majors). Authorization to obtain a key for these rooms is given by the appropriate faculty, with the approval (signature) of the head of the Department of Music. The doors to the piano corridor and the organ corridor are to be kept locked at all times.
  • Uniforms

    Many ensembles require a uniform. For policies pertaining to check-out, deposit, and return of uniforms, ask the ensemble director.
  • Computer Lab

    • Computer lab coordinator: Dr. Marilyn Saker
    • Requests for Use of Alexander Computer Lab - email Dr. Saker at least 48 hrs. in advance

    Guidelines for use of the Alexander Computer Lab

    • Upon entering the Alexander Computer Lab, you are required to show the lab
      worker your EMU student ID.
    • The lab workers are there to help you. If you have never worked on a computer before, or if you need assistance with the computers, please ask the lab worker.
    • Do not turn on or turn off the computers. If you require the use of a computer that is not on, please ask the lab worker for assistance.
    • Your work should never be left on any of the lab computers. Bring your own flash drive, CD-R, or CD-RW for saving work completed in the lab.
    • Each student may print ten pages per day in the Alexander Computer Lab. If you use the printer, you are required to complete the information page on the clipboard at the student worker’s desk.
    • Please use headphones when working with sound-producing software. You are required to bring in and use your own headphones when working in the Alexander Computer Lab.
    • If you discover problems with any of the computers, please fill out a computer error report form located at the worker’s desk. Problems will be investigated as soon as possible.
    • Be advised that EMU Instructors will schedule class meetings periodically in the lab. Non-class members will be denied access to the Alexander Computer Lab during times when classes are in session.

Building Hours 

  • Fall and Winter Semesters

    • Monday–Saturday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1–10 p.m.. Access is restricted to the south courtyard door.
    • Music students who are practicing in the building after 10 p.m. are permitted to stay until midnight with proper EMU identification.
    • When offices on campus are open, but no classes are in session, building hours are:
      • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
      • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
      • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.
    • The building is closed during any full university recess (e.g., holidays, etc.).
  • Spring and Summer Semesters

    • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
    • Special events: Open only as needed for the duration of the approved event. Access is restricted to the south courtyard door.
    • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.
    • When offices on campus are open, but no classes are in session, building hours are:
      • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
      • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
      • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.
    • The building is closed during any full university recess (e.g., holidays, etc.).
  • Between Semesters

    • When offices on campus are open, but no classes are in session, building hours are:
      • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
      • Saturday–Sunday: Closed
      • Music student practice is restricted to posted building hours only.
    • The building is closed during any full university recess (e.g., holidays, etc.)

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