Resources & Opportunities for Non-Music Majors

The Department of Music at Utah State University offers many classes, including individual instruction courses, ensembles, activities, and concerts that are open to the entire student body. If you can't find what you are looking for on this page, please contact us at (435) 797-3015. We are committed to providing the university community world-class music experiences.

Individual Instruction Courses: Non-Music Majors

Instrument Course Name Course Number
Bassoon Individual Bassoon Instruction - Non-music major MUSC 1730
Cello Individual Cello Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1510
Clarinet Individual Clarinet Instruction - Non-music major MUSC 1720
Flute Individual Flute Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1700
French Horn Individual French Horn Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1830
Guitar Individual Guitar Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1580
Harp Individual Harp Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1220
Jazz Piano Individual Jazz Piano Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 2460
Oboe Individual Oboe Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1710
Organ Individual Organ Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1490
Percussion Individual Percussion Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1850
Piano Individual Piano Instruction - Non-music Majors MUSC 1480
Saxophone Individual Saxophone Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1740
String Bass Individual String Bass Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1540
Trombone Individual Trombone Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1820
Trumpet Individual Trumpet Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1810
Tuba/Euphonium Individual Tuba/Euphonium Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1840
Viola Individual Viola Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1520
Violin Individual Violin Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1530
Vocal Individual Vocal Instruction - Non-music majors MUSC 1630

Practice Rooms

Practice Rooms are only available to non-music majors who are registered for Individual Instruction or play in USU Ensembles. Authorization for other use may only be granted by the Music Department Head.

Please read and be familiar with USU’s Practice Room Policies before you begin using the practice rooms.

Scheduling Timeline

For Instrumental and Piano/Vocal Practice Rooms:

PRIORITY SCHEDULING ROUND 1

Friday, January 6, 2024

MUSIC MAJORS

During priority scheduling, students may only schedule up to 7 hours per week in Upright Piano/Vocal and Instrumental Practice Rooms. Any hours scheduled beyond this limit will be cancelled.

PRIORITY SCHEDULING ROUND 2

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

NON-MUSIC MAJORS

During priority scheduling, students may only schedule up to 7 hours per week in Upright Piano/Vocal and Instrumental Practice Rooms. Any hours scheduled beyond this limit will be cancelled.

OPEN SCHEDULING

Monday, January 15, 2024

Students may reserve additional practice hours beyond the 7-hour limit.

Please be aware, practice room schedules will not be posted for the first 2 weeks of the semester. During this period, practice rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Scheduling Instructions

Schedule an instrumental or upright piano/vocal practice room using the EMS scheduling system on a computer or laptop:

  1. Go to scheduling.usu.edu and log in with your A# and strong password
  2. Click Create A Reservation in the left-side navigation bar.
  3. Find the Fine Arts Instrumental Practice Rooms or Fine Arts Piano/Vocal Practice Rooms template. Click the book now button
  4. Click the Recurrence button in the Date & Time section to request a recurring reservation. Or select a single date. Enter your desired start time and end time. During priority scheduling, you may only schedule up to 7 hours per week.
  5. Click the + button next to the room you want. Enter at least 1 attendee and click Add Room.
  6. Click the Next Step button in the top right-hand corner.
  7. Enter your first and last name in the Event Name field. Fill out the required fields and click Create Reservation.
  8. Pay your practice room fee online or in FAC 102 (Piano/Vocal only).
  9. Watch your email for updates on your reservation status.
  10. Come back during the 3rd week of the semester to schedule more hours.

To add more practice sessions to the same reservation:

  1. Click My Events in the left-side navigation bar.
  2. Click on the name of the reservation you would like to edit.
  3. Click the New Booking button on the left-hand side.
  4. Follow steps 4 & 5 from the list above
  5. Click the Update Reservation button in the top right corner.

Be aware, your reservation may be CANCELLED if you

  • Have not followed the scheduling timeline.
  • Have scheduled more than 7 hours per week during priority scheduling.
  • Have not paid your Piano/Vocal practice room fee within 2 days of creating your reservation.

If you have questions about how to use EMS, or if you need help with a reservation, please contact the Music Office at (435) 797-3204 or musicservices@usu.edu

If you experience issues logging into EMS or with the EMS software, please contact USU Event Services at (435) 797-0423 or eventservices@usu.edu

Payment

Piano/Vocal Practice Rooms require payment. Fees go towards piano maintenance and repair. Students who have not paid their fee within 2 days of scheduling a practice room will have their reservation cancelled.

Music Majors (Piano/Vocal Practice Rooms)

Pay a one-time $30.00 fee each semester.

  1. Visit our practice room payment page.
  2. Enter your name and A-number. Select your major. Proceed to make the payment.
  3. Bring your receipt to the Music Office (FAC 102) or email to musicservices@usu.edu to receive the access code.

Non-Music Majors (Piano/Vocal Practice Rooms)

Pay a one-time $50.00 fee each semester.

  1. Visit our practice room payment page.
  2. Enter your name and A-number. Select your major. Proceed to make the payment.
  3. Bring your receipt to the Music Office (FAC 102) or email to musicservices@usu.edu to receive the access code.

There is no cost for use of Instrumental Practice Rooms.

Report Piano Problems

Please use the Piano Service Request Form to report problems such as broken strings, sticking keys, damper issues, etc. If items such as pencils or paperclips fall inside the piano, do not attempt to remove them yourself - report it immediately to the Music Office (FAC 102).

Instrument Lockers

Please read and be familiar with USU’s Instrument Locker Policies  before you reserve an instrument locker.

Instrument Locker Policy Change:

 Lockers are now reserved for the length of the academic year (both Fall and Spring semesters). You no longer need to clear out your locker and reserve a new one over winter break.

USU is not responsible for instruments or personal belongings that are left unattended in common spaces. Students should reserve an instrument locker to keep their instrument locked and secured.

Report any locker or key issues to the Music Office (FAC 102).

Locker Reservation Timeline

Music Majors: one week before Fall semester begins

Non-Music Majors: the second Monday of Fall semester

Locker Reservation Instructions

Note that String Bass lockers are for String Bass only, and Guitar lockers are for Guitar only.

Other locker types may be used for whichever instrument fits best, regardless of the instrument listed in the description. Please be considerate of other students and reserve the locker type that is most appropriate for your instrument and instrument accessories. Do not reserve a larger locker to store things that are not related to playing your instrument.

  1. Use this USU ServiceNow form to reserve a locker: https://usu.service-now.com/aggies?id=sc_cat_item&sys_id=170b9698db0015109f76ab3c8a9619aa
  2. Log in with your A-number
  3. Select your locker location, size, and type. For a full List of Instrument Locker Types, please see the Appendix.
  4. Submit the reservation form.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to your USU email address. If your locker has a combination, the combination will be sent to you. If your locker is keyed, please follow the instructions in the confirmation email.

Instrument Locker Policies 

  • Instrument lockers are intended solely for use by faculty, staff, music majors, students who are registered for Individual Instruction, and students who play in USU Ensembles. Lockers are to be used primarily for instrument and instrument accessory storage. Students may not reserve music lockers for the primary purpose of storing personal belongings.
  • Lockers are reserved for the length of the academic year (both Fall and Spring semesters). Any student who stops using their locker mid-year should report this change to the Music Office so their reservation can be cleared from the system.
  • Lost locker keys will incur a fine of $25.00 to cover the cost of replacing the lock and keys.
  • Students must not place any personal locks on a locker that is not reserved to them through USU ServiceNow. Personal locks may be cut and removed by the Music Office if the use of the locker does not correspond with the reservation record in USU ServiceNow.
  • Personal locks may be cut and removed by the Music Office if the use of the locker violates Instrument Locker Policies.
  • Lockers must be cleaned out by the end of Spring semester unless special permission has been granted. Clean out dates will be posted on lockers and emailed to students’ USU email. After the posted date has passed, personal locks may be cut and removed by the Music Office.
  • The Music Office may remove items from lockers if the use of the locker does not correspond with the reservation record in USU ServiceNow, or if the use of the locker violates Instrument Locker Policies. The Music Office may remove items from lockers if they are not cleaned out by the end of Spring semester. Student belongings will be held in FAC 102 until the student is able to retrieve them. Unclaimed items may be moved to the Lost & Found after 1 month of being held.
  • Any issues related to the locker, lock, or keys should be reported to the Music Office. The Music Department will arrange repairs and maintenance for wear that occurs with standard use of the lockers, locks, and keys. Students will be held responsible if any damage is caused by misuse, abuse, or negligence.