Moore Musical Arts Center Facilities
The Moore Musical Arts Center is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Please cooperate with the custodians by leaving the building promptly at 1 a.m. Building hours during holiday breaks and summer session are subject to change.
IMPORTANT!!!! The Moore Musical Arts Center is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is only permited outside the perimeter of the building. No smoking is allowed in the courtyard of the Center!
Most classrooms in the Moore Musical Arts Center are kept unlocked in order that they can be used for rehearsals at times when classes are not scheduled. Multiple use of a room can cause problems unless everyone is mindful of others. If a room is left in disarray late in the evening, those needing a room early the next day can be seriously inconvenienced, and there are no University personnel to “pick up” after the previous users.
Persons using classrooms for rehearsals should, upon leaving:
- Return desks in the room to their "classroom arrangement."
- Return any music stands borrowed for the rehearsal to their "home. "
- Pick up any litter that might have accumulated.
Thoughtfulness of others is always much appreciated!
Food and Beverages
The only areas in the Moore Musical Arts Center in which food and beverages are permitted are:
- Kennedy Green Room
- lounge area on the lower level near the food and beverage vending machines
Permission must be received from the Office of the Dean for the consumption, serving, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Whenever permission is granted, it is understood that all legal responsibilities as outlined in the BGSU Student Code must be observed.
Shoes are required in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Roller blades, skate boards and bikes are prohibited in the building.
Kobacker Hall and Bryan Recital Hall
- Only current Moore Musical Arts Center Technical Staff are permitted to operate or move any stage, lighting or sound equipment.
- All accidents must be reported to the Technical Director immediately or as soon as possible.
- It is the responsibility of users of Kobacker Hall to make sure all lights are turned off, the “ghost light” is turned on and all of the doors are closed and locked at the end of each usage (even if the hall has been opened by someone else!).
- The user is responsible to make sure that halls, including stage areas, are kept clear and clean of debris.
- All damaged or malfunctioning equipment must be tagged as to its problems and reported to the Technical Director as soon as possible.
Practice Room Regulations
Use of practice facilities in the Moore Musical Arts Center is limited to persons who are registered at Bowling Green State University for a music course with a performance component requiring use of these facilities.
Several rooms are assigned to specific areas for their exclusive use: Creative Arts, percussion, organ, piano majors, small ensembles and graduate assistants (applied teaching). These rooms are clearly marked. Other practice rooms are available for student use under conditions as specified below.
- Anyone leaving a room for 10 minutes automatically forfeits the room, whether or not instruments or materials are left.
- Smoking, food and beverages are not permitted in practice rooms.
- No piano is to be moved from a practice room for any purpose unless permission has been granted from the piano technician.
- Please treat the practice rooms and equipment carefully. Before leaving, pick up your belongings and turn off the light.
- Nothing is to be placed on the practice room window blocking the view into the room. In case of an emergency, for example, visual access into the room may be important in locating you.
- Do not leave personal items such as musical instruments, wallets, purses or books unattended at any time. Thefts should be reported to Campus Safety.
- Practicing is not permitted in the Center’s courtyard.
- Use of the courtyard as a performance space must be scheduled through the scheduling manager.
Use of College facilities during summer session is subject to the following rules:
- Be registered as a BGSU student during the summer session or have been registered in the previous term for a music course with performance component requiring use of these facilities.
- Abide by all building hours and usage policies
The student lounge located in the basement level of the building offers: food machines, lockers, study area and bulletin boards for students’ information. Food and beverages are permitted only in this area. Students are reminded that the Moore Musical Arts Center is a non-smoking facility.
The Curriculum Lab is located on the second floor of the Moore Musical Arts Center in room 2115 and behind classrooms 2115, 2117, 2119 and 2121. The lab contains teaching aids, music books and materials for use in music education classes. Materials may be checked out during posted hours.
The Computer Lab is located in the basement level of the Moore Musical Arts Center, and offers more than 30 Macintosh computers. The lab is geared towards the needs of music majors, but is open to anyone who wants to explore and create. Students may also use the computers for more traditional purposes, such as word processing or desktop publishing. The entire lab is networked throughout the University and the World Wide Web. The bulk of the computers are equipped with two keyboards: a computer keyboard and an electronic piano keyboard. The lab is used primarily for undergraduate instruction, to learn note processing and sequencing.
Music Stand Use and Location
The color code for using music stands in the College is as follows:
- gray—faculty studios
- brown—practice rooms only
- black—Choral and Instrumental Rehearsal Halls and classrooms; 75 clearly marked stands have been assigned to Kobacker Hall, 35 to Bryan Recital Hall and 20 to the Choral Rehearsal Hall.
- Any deviation from this or any special stand needs should be addressed to the Technical Director, room 0107.
Instruments and Other Equipment
No College-owned instruments or equipment, including music stands, are to be used outside the building without permission. Persons with legitimate musical and educational needs may use College-owned property outside the building only if it has been properly signed out. (Students in faculty-sponsored ensembles are excepted.) Sign-out is accomplished through the appropriate MuSP professor.
The College of Musical Arts employs a Piano Technician for tuning, maintenance, repair and rebuilding of its pianos. The Piano Technician’s shop is located on the second floor, room 2016.
Tuning, Repairs and Maintenance
Requests for tuning, repairs and maintenance of specific College-owned pianos can be made by dropping a note in the Piano Technician’s mailbox located in the College Office. Please include details as to location and problem(s) to be remedied. Request for tuning of harpsichords should be directed to the Piano Technician’s mailbox at least one week prior to the performance. Requests should be in the form of a written memo.
Most of the pianos in the College of Musical Arts are available for general use by music faculty and students. However, in order to maintain the best possible instrument quality, the College’s Hamburg Steinway in Kobacker Hall and the Steinways in Bryan Recital Hall have been designated as performance pianos only.
Except for approved rehearsals preceding scheduled performance, these instruments are not to be used for practice. Further, they are never to be used for interior playing. Approved use is as follows:
- Faculty recital programs.
- Studio piano recitals, juries, College Recitals and seminars.
- Student degree recitals. (When being used for a student recital, students must request a piano key from the CMA department secretaries. A $5 deposit is required and will be returned when the key is returned.)
- Guest recital and others by approval of the Keyboard Coordinator.
The College maintains two harpsichords for performance use, a solo instrument and a continuo instrument. See the instructor of harpsichord to arrange for use of either. Faculty and students should make arrangements to move the instrument.
Noncredit Instruction in the Moore Musical Arts Center
Because the College of Musical Arts is part of a state institution, it is essential to assure that Moore Musical Arts Center facilities are appropriately used. Several Ohio Attorney Generals’ opinions (most important, Opinion No. 86-046) affirm that a reasonable charge must be made for use of University facilities and equipment.
Accordingly, faculty and students are advised that:
- Any person receiving noncredit instruction in the Moore Musical Arts Center, whether by a College of Musical Arts faculty member or student, should be registered as a Creative Arts Program student.
- Any person, other than a College faculty member, wishing to teach privately in the Moore Musical Arts Center should apply to become a CAP teacher through the CAP Coordinator, room 1033.
- Instruction in University facilities for which payment if received is to be provided only by College of Musical Arts/Creative Arts Program faculty members.