Building Hours

During session, The Center for Music closes at 1AM Sunday through Thursday, and at midnight Friday and Saturday.

If you are trying to access the building after 10:30PM, you will need to use your ID card to enter the building.

To see the hours that the building will be open during break, please click HERE.

Practice Room Sign-out

Whalen Center has over 70 practice rooms, and all are available to be used first-come first-served, but students may also reserve time in practice rooms via GoPractice, a web-based scheduling system that works like an app on your smartphone. To sign out practice rooms with GoPractice, contact Molly Windover at for the registration link.

  • Piano majors may reserve up to three hours per day in a grand piano room

  • Non-pianists may reserve up to three hours per day in upright piano rooms

  • Percussionists may reserve 2 hours per room per day in the percussion rooms

  • Hours above and beyond these amounts depend on the number of requests received each semester, and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis

  • If you are using an unoccupied practice room without a reservation, just know that someone with a reservation may knock at any moment, at which point you are welcome to find another unoccupied room.

There are also larger rooms available for rehearsal and coaching space for chamber ensembles. To sign out these spaces, use this online form (used for any room in the building EXCEPT individual practice rooms) or contact Zachary McDonald at or stop by the Music Office.

Lost and Found

A lost and found bin is kept outside the Music Office (JJWCM 3322) in the third-floor lounge. To report a missing item or drop off a found item, please drop by or call (607) 274-3717.

For Building Issues, Room Sign-out, Concert Calendar, Room Keys

Zachary McDonald, Manager of Concerts and Facilities.

Music Office, JJWCM 3322.