Resources & Opportunities for Non-Music Majors

The Department of Music at Utah State University offers many classes, 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) 797-3000. We are committed to providing the university community world-class music experiences.

Spring 2022 Practice Room Scheduling

Practice room scheduling will be available according to the timeline below.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Non-Music Majors registered for individual Piano or Voice instruction may reserve Upright Practice Rooms.

Voice Majors and other Music Majors registered for individual PIANO instruction may reserve Grand Practice Rooms. Please contact Dr. Cahill Smith to schedule Grand Practice Rooms.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Any student registered for individual instruction may reserve Upright Practice Rooms or Instrumental Rooms (no piano). Piano and voice majors may also schedule additional time in Upright Practice Rooms (more than 7 hours per week).

Scheduling, Fee Payment, and Access Codes


Schedule your practice room reservations online

In order to provide students with fair and consistent access to practice rooms, students must sign up through USU Scheduling. Detailed instructions and tips for the online reservation system (EMS) are below.

Fee Payment

After you have scheduled your practice room, you should pay your fee. To pay online, you will need to enter your name and either your A# or reservation confirmation number.
You may also pay in-person at the Music Office, FAC 102, during normal business hours, by credit/debit card or check made out to “USU Music Department”.

Fees to reserve practice rooms are below. These fees are paid once per semester, per hour of weekly schedule practice that semester.

Grand Piano Practice Room - $10.00 per hour (5 hrs./week = $50.00 per semester, 10 hrs./week = $100.00 per semester, 20 hrs./week = $200.00 per semester.)

Upright Piano Practice Room - $5.00 per hour (5 hrs./week = $25.00 per semester, 6 hrs./week = $30.00 per semester, 7 hrs./week = $35.00 per semester.)

Instrumental Practice Room (no piano) - There is no charge for Instrumental Practice Rooms.

Get your access code

After you have successfully completed your reservation and paid the appropriate fee, visit or contact the Music Office to get your access code. Email Rachel Cook - or call 435-797-3204.  Do not share this code with anyone. Students who share codes with others may be held liable for property damage or theft, and will not be allowed to use the practice rooms.

Instrumental Practice Rooms

  1. Beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, non—music majors taking individual instruction may schedule practice times.  Only students taking individual instruction may schedule practice room use. 
  2. Non-music major practice room scheduling is done by emailing, calling, or visiting Rachel Cook.

Practice Room Scheduling Instructions

  1. On your computer (phones are not recommended), go to and log in with your A# and strong password.  
  2. Click on "Locations" in the left hand column, then click on "Add/Remove Locations, scroll down and check "Fine Arts Center."  
  3. Review the daily chart for your preferred practice room.
  4. Click your preferred hour(s), verify the time slot, and click OK.
  5. Click the recurrence button to schedule the same time/day(s) each week. Select start date beginning with the first day of the semester, and ending by the last day. (Double check that your recurrence is accurate.)
  6. Click "Apply Recurrence."
  7. Click the circle + button for the room you want. (Do NOT select multiple rooms at this stage, every circle + button you click will add a room to be scheduled.)
  8. Specify the number of users (1), then click the "Next Step" button.
  9. Fill out the required fields, entering your first and last name in the "Event Name" field, and click "Create Reservation."
  10. Music majors will be emailed this information immediately prior to the beginning of the semester.

For questions or concerns please contact Rachel Cook - or call 435-797-3204 or USU Event Services at 435-797-0423 or

Spring 2022 Locker Checkouts

Locker check-outs for non-music majors will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
. Lockers are checked out on the instument locker check-out page. You can find instructions at to help you prepare.

If you have questions or concerns about practice room or locker check out please call (435) 797-3204