The music buildings are available for use throughout the academic year. Some rooms in these buildings such as the Bennett Technology Center, Mabee Recital Hall, choral and instrumental rehearsal halls and practice rooms are open for student use at various hours in the evenings and on weekends. Please note the building hours schedule below. You may reserve a specific room or hall to assure that it is available for your needs. Mrs. Johnson in the Office of the School of Fine Arts will assist in this process. Students are expected to take care of these facilities in the absence of faculty/staff supervision.
The two fine arts buildings (JGMB and REDW) will be available to students from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., weekdays and weekends. To ensure the safety and security of all students using these buildings, JGMB will be locked at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and REDW will be locked after band rehearsal (approximately 5:15 p.m.) Monday-Thursday and locked at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Both buildings will be locked on weekends. When locked, students may access these buildings during the accessible hours using their student ID cards.
The Jenna Guest Music Building (JGMB) houses the vocal, choral, and keyboard areas of the Department of Music as well as the Department of Theatre Arts. Included in the facility are the Office of the School of Fine Arts, Choral Suite, Mabee Recital Hall, Bennett Technology Center, Kawai Piano Lab, vocal practice rooms, piano practice rooms, classrooms, faculty and student lounge, and the vocal and keyboard faculty office/studios. The Theatre Arts faculty and classrooms are also located in this building.
The Mabee Recital Hall serves as the primary performance hall for all solo recitals, studio classes, chamber music performances, and student performances. The Hall provides one Steinway & Sons 9' grand piano and one Kawai 9' grand piano. The seating capacity is 168. This Hall is available to students for personal practice and recordings for the purpose of student portfolios. Students may reserve the Hall for these purposes by making their request to the Fine Arts office.
The Fine Arts Office, located in JGMB room 100, is open from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for Chapel. To contact the Fine Arts office, email email@example.com, or call 903-923-2158.
The Bennett Music Technology Center houses over 2,000 LP recordings, approximately 2,000 CD recordings, 3,000 musical scores and 16 computer stations. These resources are available for student use, and we encourage students to work in this lab on class assignments and projects. The hours of the Music Technology Lab vary each semester according to the needs of the students and availability of the MTC staff. The MTC hours will be posted outside the lab door and on the facilities page of the website.
The Redwine Instrumental Music Building (REDW) houses the instrumental area of the Department of Music. Included in REDW are the Band Hall, practice rooms, a sectional/rehearsal room, instrumental library, and the instrumental faculty office/studios.
The Baker Auditorium in the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center (OSLC) serves as the primary performance space for ETBU music ensembles. The 1,500 seat auditorium is also used by other University organizations and departments, as well as community organizations.
Scheduling and Equipment
The facilities (classrooms, rehearsal halls, practice rooms, labs, etc.) and equipment (music stands, chairs, instruments, etc.) are for the exclusive use of ETBU students, faculty, and staff. Activities in these buildings are generally limited to those activities associated with academic requirements of the Departments of Music and Theatre Arts. Use of the facilities in these buildings must be scheduled through the Fine Arts Office. Anyone who sees individuals or groups not associated with the School of Fine Arts in the music buildings should notify the office or campus security immediately.
Use of band, orchestra, jazz ensemble and percussion equipment by any groups other than ETBU music ensembles and percussion students is strictly prohibited. Music stands are assigned to specific areas of the music buildings and must not be moved from their designated locations for personal "gigs" or other miscellaneous performances. Unauthorized removal of stands or any other school property will be considered theft. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the loss of building use privileges.
Individuals and groups must restore student desks, pianos, risers, and other classroom furnishings to their proper places after use. Students who violate this or other stated policies may lose the privilege of using ETBU music facilities.
Vocal and piano practice rooms are located in the JGMB, and instrumental practice rooms are located in the REDW. These rooms are provided for the exclusive use of ETBU fine arts students. Failure to observe the following may result in the loss of practice room privileges.
• Rooms containing grand pianos are reserved for use by piano majors enrolled in applied piano only.
• Students are encouraged to use practice rooms for teaching private lessons to students in the Marshall community if their private instructor supports such activities. However, the Dean must clear any regularly scheduled teaching in these rooms.
• Food and drinks are not allowed in the practice rooms.
• Practice rooms are for personal practice only.
• Practice rooms are not to be used as storage for instruments, music, or other personal belongings. The office staff may remove items left in practice rooms.
Music Education Curriculum Library
The Music Education Curriculum Library houses a variety of educational materials including Orff instruments, curriculum resources, recordings, and other materials. These resources are available for student use when enrolled in the appropriate courses. Requests to check out these materials may be made to the Music Education Coordinator.
Student Use of University Copy Machines
Students are not allowed to use the copy machines in the Fine Arts Office or Redwine Instrumental Music Building as copies are charged directly to ETBU budget accounts. Students may use the copy machine in the Jarrett Library.
Performance and Rehearsal Halls
Personal practice in the Choir Hall, Band Hall, and Recital Hall is strongly encouraged. These spaces are available to students during the evenings and weekends, if time is available; however, they must be reserved by making specific requests in the Fine Arts Office.
Located in the JGMB, lockers are available to music students on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact the secretary in the Fine Arts Office for locker assignments.
Lost and Found
Items turned in to the Fine Arts Office as "found" will be kept for one semester. Every effort will be made to determine the owner of the item. All unclaimed items will be sent to Student Services.
The Music Department employs a number of student workers for the purpose of assisting with the administrative, performance and security needs of the Department. Contact the Fine Arts Office to inquire about possible employment opportunities (firstname.lastname@example.org).