The top floor of the Music Hall is home to a total of 16 practice rooms with 15 pianos and 2 organs, one electric and one small tracker pipe organ. There is also a larger practice organ studio on the main floor, which with the Gertken organ brings the total to four organs in the building alone. The practice rooms are divided into A, B, and C rooms. The C rooms are available for anyone to use and are always unlocked. The B rooms are equipped with upright pianos and are reserved for music majors, while the A rooms contain grand pianos and are reserved for piano majors.
Keys for A and B rooms may be obtained by talking to Department Coordinator Deedee Harkins in the SJU Music Office, SBH MU110.
For more information, please contact DeeDee Harkins at:
The BAC contains 20 practice rooms which hold a total of 35 pianos. This large quantity of rooms ensures that students almost never have to wait for an open practice space. No sign-up, key checkout, or pre-determined practice schedule are necessary — the practice rooms are always unlocked and available for any student to use.