Alex Echevarria
Director of Operations
2520 Schoenberg Music Bldg.
(310) 206-5809
Virginia Pettis
Operations Assistant
2523, Schoenberg Music Bldg.
(310) 825-0174


Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, all instruction at UCLA will transition to alternative modalities of instruction beginning March 11, 2020 and continuing through spring quarter in order to reduce transmission risks related to COVID-19. Building hours will be regularly updated.

Current Building Hours
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday: 12-8PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Regular Session: 
Mon-Fri 7:00am-12 Midnight
Sat-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm

Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:00pm

Summer Session:
Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm

Closed on these University Holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 22 through January 2.
Open on these University Holidays*: Veteran’s Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr., President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Holiday, Memorial Day, and Juneteenth

*Although the building is open on the additional university holidays, the administrative offices are closed and no classes are held.

To report any facilities problems (heating/air conditioning, lighting, custodial services, etc), please contact Virginia Pettis (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.

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

Ethnomusicology – Donna Armstrong

Music – Alix Von Bosen

Musicology – Amanda Armstrong

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 quarterly fee is $57 and charged to Bruin Bill.   Cancellations must be made before the end of the 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 Virginia Pettis 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 Virginia Pettis 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 Virginia Pettis 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 access here.  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.
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. Choir Room         1325 Orchestra Room  1343 Band Room           1345
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 Virginia Pettis or 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.