Lockers and Locker Assignments
Students enrolled in private lessons, or students who are members of an instrumental ensemble are eligible for the use of a locker. Lockers are assigned by the Performance Area student assistant for the school year, or for as long as a student is eligible. Music majors receive priority. More details can be found at the Information Desk.
All lockers are to be cleared out at the end of the school year or semester of study. Any remaining contents or locks will be discarded. Students must purchase their own locks, available at the Wheaton College Bookstore. Lockers must be locked at all times. Replacement of stolen or misplaced locks is the responsibility of the student. The Conservatory does not keep a record of student lock combinations. Problems with a locker should be reported to the Conservatory Office.
Instrument Use for Techniques Courses (MUMS 341:1-7)
Students using College instruments for an instrument techniques course (MUMS 341:1-7) are responsible for that instrument from the time it is signed out until it is returned. At the close of the last class period of the semester, students must return the instrument and all related equipment. Grades will be withheld pending return or replacement of a techniques instrument.
Care of Equipment
Please help keep all equipment in good condition by giving it personal care and encouraging others to do likewise. Always store instruments (both student and Conservatory instruments) in locked lockers. Broken or damaged instruments or equipment should be reported to the Information Desk or principal teacher immediately.
Grand pianos on the second floor of McAlister and Pierce Chapel classrooms are normally assigned to piano performance majors. Pianos on the first floor of McAlister are for other piano and voice students. Pianos on the Pierce Chapel stage, Barrows Auditorium and Edman Chapel are used only when preparing for recitals and other major public events.
Organs & Harpsichords
Organs (portative continuo organ and grand organs) and harpsichords are open only to students who currently are, or have been (with instructor permission), enrolled for credit in applied organ and/or harpsichord lessons. In all cases, students not currently enrolled in lessons must secure permission to use any of the college instruments from the applied teacher of organ and harpsichord. Students may not move instruments without permission from the applied instructor.
Practice time on the practice room and studio instruments is on a first-come basis with students observing 2-hour occupancy on any one instrument. Practice time on the grand organ in Edman chapel during daylight hours is assigned as available to students currently taking organ lessons. During night-time hours, organ majors are also assigned reserved blocks of time each week, listed in R25 webviewer.
Use of the organ and harpsichord spaces for other purposes than individual practice must be cleared by the instructor.