Alex Echevarria
Director of Operations
2520 Schoenberg Music Bldg.
(310) 206-5809
Katherine Godina
Operations Assistant
2520 Schoenberg Music Bldg.
(310) 825-0174


Regular Session:

Monday – Friday: 7:00am- Midnight

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am-11:00pm

Holidays: Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday 

Thursday November 24, 2022

Friday November 25, 2022

Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 23, 2022

Monday, December 26, 2022

New Year’s Holiday 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Monday, January 2, 2023

To report any facilities problems (heating/air conditioning, lighting, custodial services, etc), please contact Katherine Godina (310-825-0174) or Alex Echevarria (310-206-5809).  You can also directly report any urgent issues by downloading the UCLA 311 app created by campus facilities.


You may reserve classrooms of various sizes on LibCal.

Media Labs

There are 3 media lab spaces available for School of Music students, or those enrolled in classes that require them. To use these spaces, visit the main office located at room 2520 to request Bruin card access.

Keyboard Lab

  • The Keyboard Lab features 19 Clavichord stations where you can practice piano. Reserve a station here.

Computer Lab

  • The Computer Lab features 14 Mac stations that have audio, video, and lighting software available to use, as well as a MIDI keyboard. Reserve a station here.

Mixing Room

  • The Mixing Room is available to reserve for composing, recording, or editing. It features a Mac computer with audio, video, and lighting software as well as a MIDI keyboard. Reserve the space here.

For course-related reservations, contact your department’s Chair’s Assistant.

Ethnomusicology – Donna Armstrong

Music – Camilo Cedeno

Musicology – Kat De Nicola

For theater reservations, go here.

There are 45 practice rooms in the Schoenberg Music Building. In order to use these practice rooms, School of Music majors and minors must submit a Practice Room Sign-Up Form every quarter. The form for Fall 2022 will be ready for sign up in person at the Main Office Schoenberg Music Building room 2520 on Monday September 19, 2022. The quarterly fee is $57 and charged to Bruin Bill. Cancellations must be made before the Friday of 2nd week of the quarter/session to receive a refund.

Reservations are required to use the practice rooms. Once you submit the Practice Room Sign-Up Form, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to make reservations.

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 Katherine Godina or Alex Echevarria for assistance.


  • Bruin cards must be displayed in the window
  • 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
  • Place personal items on the provided hooks and shelves, not the pianos
  • Reservations are required to use the rooms

Failure to abide by the above rules will result in suspension of practice room access.


Lockers are available only to those who have signed up to use the practice rooms, and are issued on a first come first serve basis while available.

Lockers are used at students’ own risk, and neither UCLA nor the Departments of Music, Ethnomusicology, or Musicology are 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 sign-up for the next quarter will have to clear their lockers of all personal belongings. Lockers that are not cleaned out as instructed will have their contents removed and will receive a $86 fine on their Bruin Bill.

All rooms are routinely checked by Community Service Officers (CSOs) to make sure that they are being used properly.  Repeated misuse of the performance and practice rooms can result in a suspension or room privileges.

CSOs are here for the safety of the students. Please cooperate with their requests.

Found items can be turned in at the Main Office front desk (SMB 2520).  Any items will be logged into the UCPD Lost and Found database.  You can check for matches, or report lost items here.  You may also call our front desk at (310) 825-4761 to check our inventory.  After 90 days, any items held in the main office will be given to UCPD for disposal.  For more information about UCPD’s Lost and Found program, please visit their website.

UCLA Police Department
Phone: (310) 825-1491


601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Station Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Posters and flyers must be submitted to the front desk of the main office (2520) in order to have them posted on the 1st-floor posting strips. An official school of music sticker will be added to your poster, and school staff will post the flyer for you.  Posters that do not have an official sticker will be removed.

Students may post flyers anywhere in the basement level of Schoenberg Music Building EXCEPT on doors or glass surfaces.

The Main Office does not print event posters.  To make color copies of posters and flyers, the following print shops are available in Westwood Village.

Copymat Westwood

Westwood Copies

ABC Printing LA

Some specialized rooms throughout the building are restricted to card access only.  Students can request access for these rooms if they’re enrolled in a class or major specialization that requires use of the space.  Faculty, staff, and grad students can receive access for spaces they are authorized to work in.  To activate your Bruin card, email Katherine Godina to make an appointment.


The Ethnomusicology classrooms and instruments are available for practice only for students who are enrolled in one of the Department of Ethnomusicology’s world music performance organization classes (ETHNMUS 91A-Z, 68A-O, 161A-Z, and 168A-O). During designated hours when a room monitor is present, students who are enrolled in one of these classes may practice on the instrument(s) used for the class in which they are enrolled.

Practice time schedules are posted outside the doors of each classroom (Room 1818, 1822, 1842, 1846, and 1659). You can check-in with the room monitors at 1659 (Gamelan Room).

The Ethnomusicology classrooms are all located in the South Wing of the 1st Floor of Schoenberg Music Bldg.


Food and Drink  – Food and drink (other than water) are not allowed in any of the performance rooms.

Instruments – Students with omnilock codes may use the instruments in the room for which they were given the code, but may not take any instruments out of that room. The instructor of and ensemble controls the use of the instruments used by that ensemble.

Chairs – Chairs and rugs must be stacked and returned to their original location after use.

Clean-up – The room must be cleaned up after use and all instruments and equipment returned to their original locations.

Respect and Care – Please respect the instruments and treat them with care. Do not put clothing and other personal belongings on the instruments.

DO NOT prop the door open and leave the room empty. If the door is propped open a responsible person must be in the room.

The School of Music has a team of wonderful piano technicians on staff.  To report any damages or submit requests, you can contact them at

To achieve highest and best use of materials, UCLA Facilities has partnered with Human-I-T to refurbish electronic waste rather than sending the materials to recycling/demanufacturing.  The refurbished products will be provided to low-income individuals, underserved communities, and nonprofits in need of technology, internet, and digital training.  You can learn more about Human-I-T by clicking here.

Please contact Katherine Godina or Alex Echevarria to coordinate pick-up with facilities for proper disposal/recycling.


Yes! BUT you have to be affiliated with the Herb Alpert School of Music, either as a Major/Minor or by enrolling in a performance class (i.e. Symphony, Chorale, Marching Band etc).  To apply for practice room access, please complete the quarterly sign-up form.  You can find more info about practice rooms and lockers in the section above. If you are not affiliated with the School of Music you cannot use the practice rooms, but you can find rooms with pianos in the Residence Halls on the Hill.  These rooms are available to all UCLA students, faculty, and staff.  You can reserve those rooms here.
The practice rooms and lockers are located on the Basement level of the Schoenberg Music Building.  If you enter from Dickson Court, just go down one level.  If you enter from Charles E. Young Dr. East across from the Faculty Center, you are already in the Basement.  You’ll know you’re in the right place because all of the room numbers in the Basement begin with “B.”
If your enrollment depends on an audition, you can sign up for practice room in the main office room 2520.  If you are accepted into an ensemble, you don't have to do anything.  If you are not accepted for the quarter, please email to cancel your access by the Friday of 2nd Week.  If you do not reach out before that time you will be charged the $57 MFSF fee and will not be able to request a refund.
There are a few different types of spaces you can reserve:
  • Practice Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Media Labs
  • Recording Studio
Practice Rooms There are currently 45 practice rooms available for School of Music students, as well as all students enrolled in a performance-focused class or ensemble. They are best suited for individual practice, or small rehearsals with 2-3 musicians. In order to use these rooms, School of Music majors and minors must submit a Practice Room Sign-Up Form every quarter. For Fall 2022 the sign up form will be in person in the main office room 2520 starting Monday September 19, 2022. For more information, see the "Practice Room & Lockers" section above. Classrooms Classrooms are best suited for larger rehearsals or portfolio recordings. For more information, see "Classroom Reservations" above. Media Labs There are 3 lab spaces in the School of Music: the Keyboard Lab, the Computer Lab, and a Mixing Room. You can read more about these spaces above under "Classroom Reservations." Recording Studio The Recording Studio is available to School of Music students and faculty. You can learn more about the facility and the application to record a project here.
Yes, a lot of our graduate students offer private lessons.  To request an instructor, please visit this page.
Chorale, Orchestra, and Band each have their own respective rehearsal rooms on the 1st floor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1325 Choir Room                                                                                                                                                                              1343 Orchestra Room                                                                                                                                                                            1345 Band Room
For urgent requests, just call our Classroom Support Technicians at (424-402-9045), and someone should open it shortly. Faculty and Grad Students may check out keys for classroom equipment at the Main Office (SMB 2520). For weekend and evening support, you may contact the CSO's for assistance (310-825-1493).
All items that are found in the building by CSO’s or staff will be turned into the front desk in SMB 2520.  At the end of the quarter, all items not claimed will be handed over to UCPD Lost & Found.  If the item was not turned into the front desk, the closet UCPD Lost & Found station is located across the street at the Faculty Center.
For urgent needs after hours, CSO’s can help you gain access to the building.  They can be reached at (310) 825-4774.
That would be the Student Affairs team. To find the advisor for your department, please visit this page.
Our state-of-the-art Recording Studio is available to both School of Music affiliates and outside parties.  You can click here for more information about reservations and usage fees.
For all building-related issues, please contact Alex Echevarria with a description and location.  For urgent issues, you may call the UCLA Facilities Trouble Desk at (310) 825 – 9236. You can also directly report any urgent issues by downloading the UCLA 311 app created by campus facilities.