Practice Room Access

Practice room access for Fall 2021

It is extremely important that students occupy only the rooms that they have reserved, and do not arbitrarily grab an empty room. This is critical to contact tracing.

Maximum practice times listed are for the initial sign-up phase. Once all 300 music students have had an opportunity to reserve practice time according to their individual degree requirements, it is highly likely that additional times will become available for reservation. In the spirit of community, thank you all for your patience and understanding as we strive to be equitable in the assignment of practice rooms.

All students who request and are granted practice room access must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Practice room policies have been carefully considered in order to provide students with as healthy of a practice environment as possible. These polices will be strictly enforced. Students found to be in violation of any of these policies will be subject to immediate disciplinary measures per the CSU Student Conduct Code.
  • HEPA filters have been installed in each practice room to provide better air exchange. Please do not interfere with the operation of HEPA filter devices, and please report any non-functioning device to Valerie Reed immediately at
  • Masks are required at all times unless singing or playing a wind instrument.
  • Practice rooms are single occupancy only. No Exceptions.
  • Students will wipe down surfaces, including music stands, door knobs, and piano keyboards when entering and exiting the room.
  • Hydrogen peroxide wipes provided for cleaning pianos and piano keys and other surfaces. When cleaning pianos and piano keys, wipe down with a dry paper towel after wiping down with the peroxide wipe.
  • Students must reserve times using the SMARTWAYS2 scheduling system. This provides us with important information to facilitate contact tracing if necessary. Please click here to access the scheduling system.
  • Reserved times not to exceed 3 hours per day.
  • There must be at least 15 minutes between scheduled student practice sessions to allow for air exchange.
  • You MUST have a CSU ID card in order to access the UCA practice rooms.

Piano Cleaning Protocol

Piano key cleaning is very important in today’s environment. Use only Hydrogen Peroxide wipes and no alcohol-based products. Wipes will be provided. Watch a video