Reservations are granted to university groups and individuals on a first-come, first-served basis as often as needed and upon confirmation. Priority is given to music faculty and music majors. Every effort is made to match the first choice, but the Department of Music reserves the right to adjust space to accommodate as many requests as possible.
University Recognized Student Organizations* with an affiliation to the Department of Music (music faculty advisor and permission from full faculty) may schedule a series of dates for one semester at a time in Denison/Wade Rehearsal Hall or Haydn Hall, Room 09 and should contact the Coordinator of Department Operations for additional instructions.
The Harkness Classroom, HY 207, HY 311, HY 312, the Denison Classroom (DCR), Denison Rehearsal Hall (DRH), and Wade Rehearsal Hall (WRH) must be reserved in advance by submitting the Classroom Request Form.
All reservations must be made online at least 4 business days in advance. Before requesting a space, please review our Department of Music Facilities Guidelines and check our Room Schedules to confirm availability.
To request a classroom, complete the online Classroom Request Form. Complete all fields when sending reservation requests. All requests must include set-up/tear-down time. Requests become official once you receive a confirmation by email from the music office (Jennifer Wright).
To view the room schedules use the navigation menu to the left.
Rooms Available to Department of Music Faculty and Music Majors:
* room available to University Recognized Student Organizations
For more information and to reserve Harkness Chapel, please click here.
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OPERATING HOURS DURING ACADEMIC YEAR
M-F, 8:30AM-5:00PM | Active Hours, 4:00-10:00PM
Sat./Sun., closed | Active Hours, 12:00-10:00PM
Denison Rehearsal Facility
M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM | Active Hours, 4:00-10:00PM
Sat., 8:00-1:00PM (CYWS rehearsal only) | Active Hours, 12:00-10:00PM
Sun., closed | Active Hours, 12:00-10:00PM
Harkness Chapel & Classroom
(special events as scheduled)
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OPERATING HOURS DURING WINTER/SUMMER BREAK
M-F, 8:30AM-5:00PM | key card access only
Denison Rehearsal Facility
Closed | key card access only
WRH and DRH locked | DCR open
Harkness Chapel & Classroom
Special events only
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Denison Active Hours
These hours fall outside normal operating hours and can be booked by reservation for additional rehearsals/practice. This means Denison locks M-F at 5:00PM, but remains active with music ensembles, students practicing and student organization rehearsals, until 10:00PM. Active Hours are provided in Denison M-F, 4:00-10:00pm and Sat/Sun, 12:00-10:00PM. A student monitor will be working and students must have after-hours privileges to access the building during these hours. A reservation must be made by submitting the Classroom Request Form.
Haydn Hall Active Hours
These hours fall outside normal operating hours during the business week and can be booked by reservation for additional rehearsals/practice. This means Haydn Hall locks M-F at 5:00PM, but remains active with students practicing and student organization rehearsals, until 10:00PM. Active Hours in Haydn Hall are provided M-F, 4:00-10:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 12:00-10:00pm . Students must have after-hours privileges to access the building during these hours. A reservation must be made by submitting the Classroom Request Form.
CWRU music majors and CWRU students enrolled in music ensembles (MUEN) or applied music lessons (MUAP) can request after-hours access to Haydn Hall and/or Denison by submitting the After-hours Access Request Form.
Haydn Hall, Room 207
This room can be booked for student group rehearsals (max two 1.5 hour blocks per week). Two students per group will be given after-hours access to Haydn Hall.
Denison/Wade Rehearsal Hall
The Wade Rehearsal Hall (WRH) and Denison Rehearsal Hall (DRH) interior doors will remain closed/locked when not being used by a CWRU music class or ensemble rehearsal. The Denison Classroom (DCR) will remain open at all times. WRH is only available to music majors unless an outside student group has some affiliation with the Dept. of Music (music faculty advisor) and petitioned the department for permission. Rehearsal times are available for student groups (max two 1.5 hour blocks per week) and must be booked in advance with the music office.
Music majors, particularly those in chamber groups/small studio groups, pianists and percussionists will be given priority when booking times to rehearse in WRH, DRH, DCR. The music office will assign student monitors to work during the Active Hours to open/lock rooms, check-in students, monitor the building (per the master schedule provided). Max rehearsal times permitted per student or group at one given time is 1.5 hours.
**All students must check in with the building monitor upon arrival to Denison/Wade**
Practice Rooms (Haydn Hall 2nd Floor and Denison Modules)
Practice rooms are not open to the public. These spaces are reserved for CWRU music majors and CWRU students enrolled in music ensembles (MUEN) or applied music lessons (MUAP). Students taking lessons through the CIM Preparatory and Continuing Education Department are not given access to CWRU practice rooms/rehearsal spaces. Note: Practice rooms are open 24/7, except during holidays and winter/summer breaks.
These spaces are not meant for doing homework, video conferencing, resting, etc. and are not available for breakout rehearsals (sectionals or individual parts) during a scheduled group rehearsal.
Practice rooms may be used as teaching studios upon approval by the music office. The following conditions apply: CIM studio is not available and teaching a CWRU music major in fulfillment of primary or secondary applied lessons -or- in fulfillment of a pedagogy class. Haydn Hall classrooms and Denison rehearsal rooms are NOT to be used as practice rooms or studios without prior approval from the music office. Harkness Chapel and Harkness Classroom are NOT considered practice rooms or studios.
Music majors with percussion as a primary instrument can be issued a key to the Percussion Studio by completing a key order form and paying a $35 deposit (refunded when key is returned). Please visit the music office to complete this form. Students taking percussion/drum set lessons or ensemble members (popular music, percussion and jazz ensembles) can use the drum set stored in a locker in DRH. Please contact your percussion instructor for the locker combination.
Percussion/drum set students can rehearse during Active Hours (M-F, 4-10pm or Sat/Sun, 12-10pm). During Active Hours the building monitor on staff can provide access to the Percussion Studio, Wade Rehearsal Hall and/or Denison Rehearsal Hall (when available). To guarantee time in one of our large rehearsal rooms, please book in advance by submitting the Classroom Request Form. Availability can be viewed on our Room Schedules. Quiet Hours begin at 11pm so no rehearsals or classroom activities will be booked past 10pm (excluding Percussion Ensemble on Monday nights).
Our instruments and equipment are not available for public use. A policy has been put in place by the Ensembles Committee to have students complete and sign a waiver when borrowing instruments/equipment for very special circumstances. The appropriate ensemble director is responsible for giving permission and collecting these forms: strings (Dr. Kathleen Horvath), percussion (Mr. Matthew Larson) and winds/brass (Dr. Ryan Scherber).
It is VERY important that doors and/or windows are not propped open in our buildings. Do not hold the door for others. All faculty, staff and students are to gain access by using an ID card.
CWRU Police & Security Services also offers CWRU Shield, a free smartphone application that allows you to report emergencies, set safety checks, and create iReports. Please consider adding this: http://police.case.edu/cwru-shield/.
The Safe Ride Program <http://police.case.edu/safety-on-campus/safety-ride/> is available for transportation around campus and the surrounding area to the CWRU community between 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.