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FACILITIES FAQ

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 operations@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu 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.

STUDENT SERVICES FAQ

*Policies regarding on-campus services not applicable while remote learning is instated. Our facilities remain closed for the time being.*

Practice rooms and lockers are available for current Herb Alpert School of Music students and those who are currently enrolled in a School of Music performance course or ensemble. Access to practice rooms and/or lockers is managed by the Operations staff. For more information about School of Music facilities visit this page.
To reserve the theater spaces, you must currently be a student or faculty member in the Herb Alpert School of Music. Please see the Theaters page or contact theater@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu for more information.
Unfortunately, instrument rentals are only available to students taking courses at the Herb Alpert School of Music.
You cannot reserve the recording studio unless you are a student in the Herb Alpert School of Music or currently enrolled in appropriate Music Industry courses. Please contact Luis Henao, Director of Music Technology and Production, for more information.
Major programs in the School of Music offer admission to current UCLA students on an annual cycle. You can begin the application process in the Fall. Then, depending on the program you are applying to, you will need to submit supplementary materials, and if invited, attend either an audition or an interview. Review the application requirements for your major of interest here.
The Herb Alpert School of Music offers two minor programs: Music Industry and Musicology. Both minors are open to any UCLA undergraduate student. We do not offer a minor in music performance.
To learn more about the application process for the Music Industry minor, your first step is to attend an informational session. These sessions are offered in the Fall and Spring, the quarters in which applications are accepted. You can find current information on informational sessions here. Please note: your application for the minor will not be accepted unless you have attended an informational session.
Add Students in the Herb Alpert School of Music can add classes using MyUCLA through the third week of the term. After week three, students must petition to late or retroactively add courses with the Office of Student Services & Enrollment Management. Drop Students in the Herb Alpert School of Music can drop non-impacted classes without a transcript notation using MyUCLA through Friday of the fourth week of classes. After week four, students must petition to late or retroactively drop courses with the Office of Student Services & Enrollment Management. Impacted classes may be dropped using MyUCLA on or before midnight Friday of the second week of classes with no fee or transcript notation. Impacted Summer Sessions classes may be dropped using MyUCLA on or before midnight Friday of the first week of classes with no transcript notation.
Add Graduate students can add classes using MyUCLA with no fee during the first two weeks of the term, and with a fee through the end of the last day of instruction. Students receiving Graduate Division-based special fellowships, awarded fee remissions or employed under ASE titles must be enrolled in at least 12 units for the applicable term. Only those receiving Graduate Division-based unrestricted funding need to be enrolled in at least 8 units for the corresponding term. Drop Graduate students can drop classes using MyUCLA with no fee through the second week of the term. In weeks three through ten, they can drop classes through MyUCLA and are charged a per-class change fee. For retroactive drops after the last day of instruction, students must petition to drop a class and are charged a per-class change fee, a per-class penalty fee, and a per-class late fee. See the graduate drop deadlines.
Undergraduate students can change the grading basis on optionally graded courses using MyUCLA with no fee during the first two weeks of the term, and with a fee through Friday of the sixth week of classes. After week six, students must petition to late or retroactively change the grading basis with the Office of Student Services & Enrollment Management.
Graduate students can change grading basis on optionally graded courses using MyUCLA with no fee during the first two weeks of the term. To change the grading basis on a mandatory-graded class, graduate students use a Graduate Degree Petition. A supporting memorandum from the student’s home department chair is required, as well as an e-mail from the class instructor describing the student’s participation in the class. Students can petition for change through the last day of instruction.
The Office of Student Services & Enrollment Management does not provide PTE numbers to students, as faculty members manage their course enrollments. Please contact the instructor of the course to request a PTE number.
Faculty contact information can be found on the UCLA Directory. If you cannot locate the faculty member’s information there, please contact the departmental Chair’s Assistant for more information.
The Chair’s Assistant of each department coordinates course scheduling for the academic year. Please contact the departmental Chair’s Assistant for more information.
Typically Freshman and Sophomore Music and GJS students sign up for lower division lessons (Music 60-66, GJS 71A-I), while transfer, Junior, and Senior students sign up for upper division lessons (Music 160-166, GJS 171A-I). You should always consult your DARS and/or advisor to make sure you are enrolling in the correct level of lessons.
All ensembles require an audition or instructor consent. For more information on specific ensembles and how to sign up, contact the director of the ensemble.
If a certain course you’re interested in doesn’t have any prerequisites or restrictions for non-majors, you are welcome to take it. Some classes have audition requirements, so feel free to contact the instructor if you have questions regarding the audition process. Only Herb Alpert School of Music majors in the appropriate program may take private lessons.
If the course/ensemble in which you’re interested doesn’t have any prerequisites or restrictions for non-majors, you are welcome to take the course. All ensembles require an audition or instructor consent, so feel free to contact the instructor if you have questions.