2.0 Use of Equipment & Facilities

2.1 Campus Map & Parking

The UofM Main Campus Map can be found here. For information about campus parking and permits, visit the Parking and Transportation Services web page.

2.2 School of Music Facilities

The Music Building serves the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music with smart classrooms, practice facilities, teaching studios, administrative offices, Harris Concert Hall and the music library. There are large ensemble rehearsal spaces, smart classrooms with multimedia and audio/visual support (MU 101, 103, 107, 109, 113, G6, and G8), a music computer lab (MU 102), and two piano labs (MU 202 and 286).

Harris Concert Hall (MU 100) was named after Mr. George J. Harris who was Chairman of the Department of Music for Memphis State University from 1947 – 1966. Harris Concert Hall seats 380 people. The Concert Hall holds state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, recording and online streaming capabilities, and two concert grand pianos.

The Music Library (MU 115) holds a collection of around 48,000 volumes of books, scores and bound periodicals, 13,000 pieces of microforms, and 18,500 recordings, 400 video recordings, along with 60 current periodicals subscriptions. The library subscribes to numerous streaming audio, video, and research databases. The library has listening and viewing stations for CDs, LPs, VHS tapes, and DVDs, including equipment for viewing all standard microformats. There is also a USB turntable for converting LPs to digital format. Both PC and iMac computers are available for public use and student printing. The Music Library also checks out handheld recording equipment for recording practice sessions, auditions, etc.

The Computer Lab (MU 102) contains iMac computers, each with a midi keyboard, an Avid audio interface, and a wealth of music and related software. Music Students use this resource for both personal exploration and class assignments ranging from digital audio recording, MIDI recording/sequencing, scoring, composition, marching band drill simulation to word processing, graphics/video editing, internet research, and printing services.

Distance Learning Spaces can be found on the second floor of the Music Building. These spaces can be reserved to facilitate online learning for School of Music students. They are reserved through the School of Music's Virtual EMS web tool and will be outfitted with a desk, chair, and an iMac connected by ethernet cable.

The Practice Rooms can be found on the second floor of the Music Building and in the CFA Building. Some of these rooms, including many of those in the CFA Building, are reserved for particular instruments. Practice rooms that are not locked or designated with official signage are available to all music majors on a first- come, first-served basis. The following rules apply to all practice rooms:

  • No food or drink (including water) is allowed in any practice room at any time. No moving of pianos in the practice room at any time.
  • One music stand and one chair per practice room will be allocated.
  • Students are responsible for the up-keep and cleanliness of the practice rooms and are
    expected to abide by all posted rules and policies regarding practice room use.

The Wenger Practice Rooms can be found in rm. 204 on the second floor of the Music Building. These practice rooms can be reserved through the School of Music's Virtual EMS web tool.

The College of Communication and Fine Arts Building houses the School of Music offices for Bands and Music Industry and Music Business. The building also provides additional practice facilities, a large rehearsal space (CFA 137), as well as a state-of-the-art recording studio (CFA 136), an electronic music lab, percussion studios, digital/audio work stations, and an additional smart classroom (CFA 105).

2.3 Building Hours

Hours for all Buildings are as follows:

  • Monday thru Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm 
  • Sunday 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm

Business and Office Hours for all Buildings in the School of Music are as follows: 

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

2.4 Unauthorized Use of Facilities 

Faculty, staff and students shall not use office space, laboratory facilities, studios, university equipment and/or any other University properties or facilities for personal purposes such as private lessons, instructions, business or profit-making ventures whether or not the faculty/staff receives income in connection with said use unless the University is compensated the schedule rate of fee for said use and the use is approved in accordance herewith.