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Music Facilities

We expect that while students are inside the music buildings they will spend the majority of their time either in class or in practice. Small lounge areas are provided in both buildings. Please do not lie down or sleep on the chairs.

Tobacco use is prohibited in all Music Department buildings. No firearms are permitted in any music department facility.

Eating and drinking is prohibited in all Music Department areas. No one may smoke, eat, or drink in any classrooms or practice rooms. If you are discovered eating or smoking in unauthorized areas your practice room privileges will be revoked.

Please do not sit on the stairs. It blocks free passage in a busy area.


One of the primary functions of the Music Department Office is to handle the questions and other academic needs of the student body. Students are welcome in the music department office so long as they recognize that it is a busy working area. Do not enter the office unless you have business there nor remain after that business is complete.

There is only one telephone line into the Music Office to conduct the business of the department. Except for real emergencies, students are not to use the office telephone. Do not direct personal calls to the Music Office. Do not call the music office if you wish to speak to a student in the Fine Arts building.

Students may not make long distance calls from any department phone. Students may not leave personal belongings in the music office.


The Fine Arts Auditorium Lobby is surrounded by facilities of the Department of Music, but its immediate supervision is with the Director of the Fine Arts Auditorium. This space is available to music students only at those times when no rehearsals or performances are scheduled within the auditorium.

The locker room/storage area is located under the seats of the auditorium balcony and is not sound-isolated from the auditorium. Any noise made in this area is audible within the auditorium.

During rehearsals or performances in the Fine Arts Auditorium at any time of the day or night, playing, singing, or any other noise is forbidden in the lobby or in the locker room/storage area. Persons using FA 102 and FA 103 must keep these doors closed at all times.

When an evening event or rehearsal is scheduled in the Fine Arts Auditorium, the lobby and the locker room/storage area may not be used by the Department of Music for any kind of practice for one hour before the event is to begin. Practice in this area is forbidden until all persons connected with the event have exited the lobby area. Responsibility lies with the students and faculty of the music department to determine that the auditorium is not in use. If in doubt, do not use these areas.

At any time when the general public gathers in the lobby, practice must immediately cease, all music equipment cleared from the lobby area, and the locker room doors are to be closed.

Music students are expected to be conscious of any other sound, such as speaking, shouting, or equipment noise, during all periods of auditorium use. Music students are expected to vacate these areas, without question, immediately upon request by any person.


Music majors, minors, and persons working for music endorsement may ask to be assigned a locker in Fine Arts for the two-semester term (extending for summer students to the end of the summer term). There is no rental fee. You will be assigned a locker number and issued a combination lock to secure your locker. Please keep your locker locked at all times. Do not open lockers other than your own without permission.

Keys, Equipment and Instrument Rental

Equipment owned by the State of Oklahoma and loaned or used by students in the department usually cannot be replaced. They are not insured by the university. It is therefore necessary that each student agree to take total responsibility for all university equipment in his charge. Lost or stolen equipment in the specific charge of a student must be replaced by the student at full new-purchase value. The divisions, the department chair, and the business office will negotiate exceptional circumstances.

The unauthorized possession and/or use of keys to enter state property is a criminal offense. Any student possessing or using a university key to gain access to any area to which a faculty member has not given him specific authorization, will be prosecuted to the full extent of all penalties levied by the university and /or state of Oklahoma.

All keys in the possession of students must be authorized by permission of the Chair of the music department. The serial numbers of those keys must be on file in the music office. When permission is given to check out a key, the key(s) are obtained from the Physical Plant.

Students must notify the Music Office before keys in their possession are returned to the Physical Plant and the Business Office. Loss of a key requires that the lock be changed. The student will pay the cost of this change.

Policies for the Music Library and Computer Lab

It is the Proctor’s responsibility to conserve and to arrange the library/lab and its materials. Students wishing to use the lab or library must follow the rules.

  1. No one may enter the area behind the counter except the proctor on duty.
  2. No one is to come into the library except for the academic use of its materials or computers. It is not a student lounge. Occasional use of computers for other uses is acceptable, but not gaming. Like all other computers on campus, viewing of pornography is not allowed.
  3. No food or drink is allowed in the library. This rule applies to Proctors and students alike.
  4. Please care for the equipment. Do not pick up or hold headphones by the cable. If you must move a MIDI keyboard out of the way, unplug it first so as not to crimp the cable behind the keyboard.
  5. Do not unplug anything at the back of the computer. Some of our devices function ONLY in the port they are plugged into when the software is installed. When someone tries to use the software later, it won’t work correctly. Use the USB connectors on the front panel for your own flash drive.
  6. Please be green and limit your printing to essential school-related items.
  7. CDs may be used in the lab. Students are not allowed to check out CDs. Concert recordings may not leave the lab.
  8. Students, including lab proctors, may NOT use the lab outside of scheduled lab hours without permission from the Chair.

Private Recording

The recording engineer for the department has a limited amount of time for private recording needs of music majors only. Arrangements for recording must be completed at least one week in advance of the recording session. There may be some time limit imposed by schedule needs of the engineer. Only SWOSU’s engineer may use the department equipment. The cost for private recording is $20.00 per hour, payable in advance of the session. (Make checks payable to the recording engineer by name.) The department’s unit is digital, and recordings will be made on a CD. Any post-processing after the session will be at the same $20.00 per hour rate.