Music Building Use
During the academic year, McAlister Conservatory and Pierce Memorial Chapel are open from 6:00 am to midnight. Edman Chapel is open for specific scheduled events only. The Conservatory of Music Office in McAlister 201 is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Buildings are closed Sundays and holidays.
Authorized Use of the Music Buildings
Students enrolled in music lessons and classes have exclusive priority to use practice rooms and classrooms to fulfill their required practice hours and course requirements. Students are not permitted to use music buildings to teach private lessons, unless such activities fulfill current course requirements.
Practice Room Scheduling
Practice room scheduling is coordinated by student representatives and takes place early each semester. Practice rooms may be reserved for the minimum required weekly practice time (see Private Music Lessons). Announcements are made early in the semester regarding practice room scheduling time and location.
Scheduling Events and Reserving Rooms
All events are scheduled by the Conservatory Scheduler using the R25 online program. All reservable rooms are listed on the R25 webviewer . Room reservations are made using the downloadable Facilities Request Form available in the Information Center, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The Scheduling Coordinator needs at least three business days to process requests. Students receive confirmation of their reservations via email.
Campus and Conservatory Calendars
Music events scheduled on R25 are listed on the Music Event Calendar.
A Macbook computer is recommended for use during the course of music study at Wheaton. Computer bundles are available at an Apple purchasing site online for Wheaton College students. For 2010, coursework will assume availability use of the Apple iLife software, Sibelius music writing software and Microsoft Office for Mac.
Student Public Access Computer Kiosks
There are student public access computers in McAlister 138A, M138A (opposite M2139) for R25 scheduling inquiries and email.
McAlister Conservatory and Pierce Chapel both have wireless access for authorized users. Students must comply with individual faculty requirements regarding the use of wireless devices in the classroom. The wireless system is administered by Wheaton College Computing Services.
Music Technology Center (Pierce 101)
A multi-station digital music studio offers beginning and intermediate level students an array of state-of-the-art software and hardware for the development of their ePortfolios, digital music editing, MIDI sequencing, aural skills, notation for composing, arranging and professional quality score production, as well as web-based research and scholarship.
Digitial Music Trackside Studio (Billy Graham Center 025)
A state-of-the-art studio for sound design, composing and arranging is available by permission and features capabilities for film scoring and digital sound editing, in addition to MIDI sequencing offering a wide array of virtual instruments, and sampling featuring the Vienna Symphonic Library.
Academic and Media Technology (Billy Graham Center)
Other technological tools are available in Academic and Media Technology. See the Academic and Media Technology Website for more information.