There are 36 Practice rooms in the Schoenberg Music Building. In order to practice in rooms within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music facilities, a Music Facilities Service Fee (MFSF) card must be purchased. Largely, MFSF cards grant access to practice rooms within the building but are also required for practicing in classrooms/rehearsal rooms (when available/reserved). The fee per quarter for an MFSF card is $57. Cancellations of the MFSF card/package must be made before the end of the 2nd week of the quarter/session to receive a refund. Practice cards can be purchased for the entire academic year, or per quarter.
There are two types of MFSF cards:
Yellow – Only currently enrolled majors and minors within the School of Music may purchase these cards. Yellow MFSF cards grant access to all practice rooms in Schoenberg Music Building.
Blue – UCLA students who are not majors within the School of Music, but who are currently enrolled in an ensemble offered within the School of Music may purchase a blue card. Blue MFSF cards grant access ONLY to practice rooms labeled with a blue sign.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved. The basic MFSF package allows students to reserve two hours a week in the practice rooms, and other packages allow for reserving more hours each week. You can reserve practice rooms here.
There is a $23 replacement fee for all lost or damaged MFSF cards.
You may fill out the MFSF Form at the Main Office (2520) or online. When you’ve completed the form, come to the front desk to collect your practice card.
Payment is made through your Bruin Bill account. We do not accept cash or credit card payment at the front desk. If you have any questions about practice rooms, lockers, or related fees, you may reach out to Virginia Pettis or Alex Echevarria for assistance.
PRACTICE ROOM RULES
- A current MFSF card is must be displayed in the practice room window during use (other forms of ID will not be accepted)
- Practice room windows may NOT be covered or blocked at any time
- Food and drink (aside from water) are NOT permitted in the practice rooms
- NOTHING may be placed on the pianos other than sheet music
- Rooms cannot be held for more than 10 minutes.
Failure to abide by the above rules WILL result in suspension of practice room access.
PRACTICE ROOM KEYS
Students purchasing yellow MFSF cards will be issued a key to unlock yellow practice rooms (blue practice rooms are always unlocked). Keys must be returned when a student’s MFSF card expires unless the MFSF card is renewed. Keys not returned or renewed will be considered lost. There is a $29 replacement fee for lost keys.
Lockers are available only to those who have purchased an MFSF card, and are issued on a first come first serve basis while available.
Lockers are used at students’ own risk, and neither UCLA nor the Department of Music, Ethnomusicology, or Musicology is liable for any loss, damage or theft to any personal property left in lockers.
You are strongly encouraged to obtain personal property insurance. After each quarter, students who choose to not renew their MFSF Cards will have to clear their lockers of all personal belongings. Deadlines will be posted around the building, and MFSF card holders will receive renewal notification emails. Lockers that are not cleaned out as instructed will have their contents removed and will receive a $86 fine on their Bruin Bill.