Venue/Room Rentals

General Facilities Policies

School of Music facilities are maintained strictly for the use of music majors and non-music majors who are enrolled in courses offered by the School. The School’s administration and campus security have the responsibility and legal right to ask persons violating these rules to vacate the space being used.

State law and University Statutes prohibit the use of State facilities, including all music buildings, for the production of private income. Practice rooms and studios are not to be used for private teaching of vocal or instrumental music. If such activity is observed, it should be reported to Brian Heller, Facilities Director, bsheller2@wisc.edu.


  1. Use of all rooms must be reserved through facilities. For the security and safety of both students and property, any room not in use must be closed and locked. Report any vacant unlocked rooms or spaces to the facilities office immediately. Failure to properly secure spaces after use will result in the actions below.
  2. Students may be away from their practice rooms for a maximum of 15 minutes. When students are attending classes, lessons, rehearsals or meals, keys must be returned to the Key Desk in Room 1650 so that others may use the practice rooms. No key should ever leave the building.
  3. Your room must be left in neat condition for the next occupant, regardless of the condition in which it was found. No food or drink (except water) is allowed in the practice or rehearsal rooms! If a practice room or rehearsal room is found in sub-standard condition, you must leave it up to standard. Notify the Key Desk Monitor of any improprieties.Use of classrooms:
    When not scheduled for classes, classrooms may be scheduled for small ensemble or sectional rehearsals. All participants in small groups must have paid for rehearsal room access individually or as part of a facilities package. This is not a substitute for practice rooms, i.e. not for use by an individual. Classrooms may NOT be checked out just for having a larger practice space. The only exception to this rule is for a rehearsal WITH a faculty member as specific recital/jury/performance preparation. Use of the 2500 classrooms is restricted to after business hours. In order to schedule a classroom for rehearsal, submit this form in advance: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qBkga2KAu5qcrX

    General assignment classrooms are NOT to be used for practice at any time. The GA rooms are under the management of Campus Events Services (262-2511).

    Failure to adhere to these policies will result in the following action:

  1. First Offense: You will receive a verbal warning and/or written note from the Facilities Office.
  2. Second Offense: Your practice room access will be revoked for seven days, and your major professor will be notified of the issue. The seven-day suspension will not be applied during breaks: Semester break, spring break, summer, break.
  3. Third Offense: Your practice room access will be revoked indefinitely, and will not be reinstated until you meet with the director of the School of Music regarding the issue.
  4. Fourth Offense: Your practice room access will be revoked for the remainder of the term, without refund.

Venue/Room Descriptions

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In the Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue

Collins Recital Hall 300 seats, Grand Piano

Mead Witter Hall 650 seats (including an 86-seat choral loft), Grand Piano

Lee/Kaufman Rehearsal Hall

In the Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street

1321  Band/Orchestra Rehearsal Hall

1341  Band/Orchestra Rehearsal Hall

1351  Choral Rehearsal Hall

2411  Classroom, 40 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2441  Classroom, 40 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2451  Classroom, 20 seats, Audio Playback, Upright Piano

2511  Classroom, 20 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2521  Classroom, 20 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2531  Classroom, 20 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2541  Classroom, 12 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2551  Classroom, 12 seats, Audio/Visual Playback, Grand Piano

2561  Electronic Piano Lab, 12 seats, Audio Playback

5520  5th Floor Lounge, 12 seats, Upright Piano

Mills Hall  Concert hall, 680 seats, Grand Piano

Morphy Hall  Recital Hall, 175 seats, Grand Piano

Music Hall Concert Hall, 350 seats, Grand Piano

Rental Request Form

Our halls and rooms are available for rental on a case-by-case basis. Please use this form:  Rental Request Form.

Please note:

  • Requests are not automatically approved.
  • All non-departmental uses of School of Music facilities require a rental fee.

School of Music faculty and staff may also use this form to request sponsorship for outside users whose mission and activities are consistent with our educational mission. These requests will need approval from the Director and may also incur a rental fee.

Rental Contract

Users renting School of Music facilities will be required to sign a contract. The Rental Contract Template (PDF) (rev. 3.2018)  includes fee and booking information.