The Department owns band, orchestra, historical, and ethnic instruments which students may rent or, in some circumstances, borrow. Instruments must be checked out by Melissa Latos in ARTS 518. The general schedule of rental and borrowing criteria are as follows:
Applied Instrument and/or Dept Ensembles
Instruments for Techniques classes
will be checked out and returned in class.
ALL percussion majors are required
to pay a "percussion major fee". This fee covers the cost
of using Department of Music percussion equipment for applied or ensemble
use. This fee must be paid on fees day in September.
An instrument must be returned or checked out again at the end of the agreed-upon time period or before the last day of exams for that term (whichever applies to the rental). If you require a separate locker for a rented instrument you may be charged a locker rental plus may need to sign out a key. (See Key Check-out)
If the due date is not honored, a late fee of $25.00 will be assessed and the studentís name will be reported to the Business Office for a hold on their records. When an instrument valued at more than $500.00 becomes a month overdue, Security and the Controllerís Office will be notified for action.
CARE OF DEPARTMENT PIANOS
We are all completely dependent on a few valuable and finicky pianos. Proper care of the Department pianos requires cooperation, care and attention from everyone ó faculty, staff and students alike.
In addition to the two concert grand pianos, the Quance Theatre stage has chairs, risers, blackboards on wheels, an data projector and a podium. Quance is used by many other departments as a lecture hall. Frequently, both other departments and the Dept. of Music leave equipment scattered across the stage, lights on, etc. It might influence other departments if we set a better example. So, regardless of the condition of the stage when you arrive, please re-set when you are finished using the area. Push the piano to the side wall, lock it, cover it and plug in the humidifier; stack chairs and stands against the back wall (if you have a Quance backstage key, return the stands backstage); pick up and throw away any trash; turn off the lights if no one will be using it after you.