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Covid-19 Response Temporary Practice Room Policies and Procedures

In an effort to reduce the risk of infection from Covid-19, the following Practice Room policies are in effect until further notice. (Dates indicated are for Spring semester 2021.)

UPRIGHT PIANO PRACTICE ROOMS

  1. January 15 - January 24, 2021 only piano and voice majors may reserve upright piano practice rooms.  During priority scheduling, these rooms may be scheduled for no more than one hour per day, including Saturday and Sunday, for a maximum total of seven hours per week. 
  2. Each practice room will remain unoccupied for 30 minutes after EACH use. Students are asked to ADD 30 MINUTES TO THE END OF THEIR PRACTICE TIME.  We will assume the last 30 of a requested time are for air recycling.
  3. Each student must schedule their weekly practices in the same room for the entire semester.
  4. ONLY OFFICIALLY SCHEDULED PRACTICE ROOM USE IS ALLOWED.  Students may not utilize unused practice rooms at any time.  Evening and weekend use must now be scheduled.
  5. The fee to reserve an upright piano practice room is $5.00 per hour of practice scheduled each week for the entire semester week.  (5 hrs./week = $25.00 per semester, 6 hrs./week = $30.00 per semester, 7 hrs./week = $35.00 per semester.) This is a one-time fee for the entire semester.  You may pay online at https://music.usu.edu/students/fee-payment/piano-vocal-practice-room-fall-spring.  You will need to enter your name and either A# or confirmation number in order to pay.  You may also make payment by debit/credit card, or check in person by coming to FAC 102 during normal business hours.  After payment has been made and you have verified watching the piano cleaning video, you will be given the access code to your Piano/Vocal Practice room (there is no charge for Instrumental Practice Rooms).
  6. Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, piano and voice majors may schedule ADDITIONAL practice hours, and non—music majors taking individual instruction may schedule practice times at $5 for each additional hour/week per semester. (i.e. 10 hrs./week = $50 per semester.)  Only students taking individual instruction may schedule practice room use. REMEMBER-You must schedule all of your weekly practice in the same practice room.  All practice rooms should be restricted to as few users as possible per room.  Students are encouraged to voluntarily schedule the same practice room as others with whom they co-habitate or are already in close contact.
  7. A description of practice rominutesom sanitization before each use will be posted by the entrance. Students are expected to follow these instructions to wipe done frequently used surfaces (both sides of doorknob, light switch, piano keys). Students are not to wipe down any piano surface except the keys.  REMEMBER-All students reserving a piano practice room must watch a short video on how to clean the piano keys and pay the fee BEFORE they will be given the combination to their practice room.
  8. Students must avoid touching their mouth, nose, or eyes while using a practice room.
  9. Students must sanitize/wash their hands before and after practice room use.

INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE ROOMS

  1. January 15 - January 24, 2021, only music majors may schedule instrumental practice rooms. During priority scheduling, rooms may be scheduled for no more than one hour per day, including Saturday and Sunday, for a maximum total of seven hours per week. 
  2. Each practice room must remain unoccupied for 30 minutes after EACH use.  Students are asked to ADD 30 MINUTES TO THE END OF THEIR PRACTICE TIME.  We will assume the last 30 of a requested time are for air recycling.
  3. Each student must schedule their weekly practices in the same room for the entire semester. 
  4. ONLY OFFICIALLY SCHEDULED PRACTICE ROOM USE IS ALLOWED.  Students may not utilize unused practice rooms at any time.  Evening and weekend use must now be scheduled.
  5. Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, music majors may schedule ADDITIONAL practice hours, and non—music majors taking individual instruction may schedule practice times.  Only students taking individual instruction may schedule practice room use. REMEMBER-You must schedule all of your weekly practice in the same practice room. All practice rooms should be restricted to as few users as possible per room.  Students are encouraged to voluntarily schedule the same practice room as others with whom they cohabitate or are already in close contact.
  6. A description of practice room sanitization before each use will be posted by the entrance. Students are expected to follow these instructions to wipe done frequently used surfaces (both sides of doorknob, light switch) as well as any other surface they contact.
  7. Students must avoid touching their mouth, nose, or eyes while using a practice room.
  8. Students must sanitize/wash their hands before and after practice room use.

In order to provide students with consistent access to practice rooms, students need to sign up at https://scheduling.usu.edu.  The fee for upright piano practice rooms is payable via PayPal or check made out to “USU Music Department.”  Once payment is received online or in FAC 102 and the training video has been viewed, students will be given the combination code for access.

SPRING 2021 PRACTICE ROOM SCHEDULING will begin at 12:00 P.M., FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021. In the interest of fairness and equal opportunity, ANY PRACTICE ROOM SCHEDULED PRIOR TO THAT TIME WILL BE CANCELED.

The video at https://usu.box.com/s/r85ckaqp2b30gbl0ake6ccy0l7ojmrsl will demonstrate the scheduling process described below beginning at 1:41.

  1. Go to scheduling.usu.edu and log in with your A# and strong password.  PLEASE NOTE: There are known issues with smart phones not setting up recurrences correctly.  It is recommended you use a desk top or lap top instead of a smart phone for practice room reservations.
  2. Click on "Locations" in the left hand column, then click on "Add/Remove Locations, scroll down and check "Fine Arts Center."  
  3. Review the daily chart for your preferred room and time safe availability.  BE SURE TO INCLUDE 30 MINUTES OF AIR RECYCLING AFTER YOUR ACTUAL PRACTICE TIME. This is to insure 30 minutes of air recycling between uses.
  4. Click the schedule in your practice time, verify the time slot, click OK.
  5. Click the recurrence button to schedule the room for an hour the same time/day(s) each week. Select start date is AUGUST 31, 2020, end date NOVEMBER 18, 2020.  BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR RECURRENCE ACCURATELY.
  6. Click on "Apply Recurrence"
  7. Click on the circle + button for the room you want. (Be careful not to select multiple rooms at this stage, every circle + button you click will add a room to be scheduled.)
  8. Specify the number of users (1), then click the "Next Step" button
  9. Fill out the required fields, entering YOUR NAME in the "Event Name" field, and click "Create Reservation."

Music majors will be emailed this information immediately prior to the beginning of the semester.