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Just curious...

To everyone with experience at various schools and conservatories around the country, do most of your facilities close by a certain time at night? My music building is generally unlocked all the time, and I regularly go in to practice at 1 or 2 in the morning...will I definitely be changing my practice habits for grad school?

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The University of Michigan is locked at 12:00 midnight and unlocked at 7:00 a.m.

However... there are students who sleep in the music school (really), so for them it's open 24/7 (assuming they don't leave the building between midnight and 7 a.m.). :p


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Pianojerome... is that where you go to school? Just curious, as I live in Northville/Livonia.

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Wow mine is locked from 6p.m. to 7 a.m. But then again, it does share its campus with Cal state la so....


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The University of Michigan is locked at 12:00 midnight and unlocked at 7:00 a.m.

However... there are students who sleep in the music school (really), so for them it's open 24/7 (assuming they don't leave the building between midnight and 7 a.m.). :p
Same with Rice, locked from midnight to 7. The lights automatically turn off in the practice rooms at midnight!


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We've got motion detectors in the practice rooms here. Any time of day, the lights will go off if no one's in the room for 15 minutes (but then they turn back on if someone goes in).


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Pianojerome... is that where you go to school? Just curious, as I live in Northville/Livonia.
Yup. Livonia isn't far from Ann Arbor, I think.


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Pianojerome- you study with Skelton? how do you like it there?

Liszt's coffee pal- share campus with cal state LA? what school?

k...back to topic.

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Same with Rice, locked from midnight to 7. The lights automatically turn off in the practice rooms at midnight!
Was it not Chopin who recommended blowing out all the candles and then playing? wink


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Pianojerome- you study with Skelton? how do you like it there?
No, I don't study with Skelton. I would like very much to study with him, though. Last year my teacher was a doctoral student named Dmitri Vorobiev, and I'm waiting this summer to find out if I can get into one of the professors' studios next year.

Michigan is wonderful. The weather is not so wonderful, but one can't have everything, right? wink

k... back to topic... :p


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Sam, how do you know students stay in the music department all night? Have you done this, too?
My piano teacher said that one time there was a person found camping out in a practice room.


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my building is supposed to be locked from 12am - 7am, but sometimes the cops don't lock it until 1 or 2, sometimes i go to practice and find it locked at 10...depending on the cop, they either let you stay after they lock up, or they kick you out. i think we should be able to practice anytime.


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I've always wondered why people feel the need to cover the window on the door in the practice room while they're practicing. As if the person looking in the window is going to critique your playing or something.


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Sam, how do you know students stay in the music department all night? Have you done this, too?
My piano teacher said that one time there was a person found camping out in a practice room.
Rumors. :p

There is a small lounge by the practice rooms, with some chairs and a sofa.

I've heard of people going early in the morning, and finding students sleeping on the sofa or sleeping in a hallway. Probably this is more common around the end of each semester. laugh


But I do have a friend who has told me that her roommate (a bassoonist) would often practice late at night (get there before midnight), and then come back to the dorm at 2:00 in morning after practicing.


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I've always wondered why people feel the need to cover the window on the door in the practice room while they're practicing. As if the person looking in the window is going to critique your playing or something.
haha...that's funny! Windows in the practice rooms.... laugh ha


That's right...I have the same birthday as Mozart. If only it meant something and I could have one thousandth of his genius...in my dreams, i suppose.
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Oh yeah, most practice rooms have windows. There was this girl at my school once who practiced with the lights off in the room. In order to let everyone know she was using it, she hung her shoe on the door knob. (She was singing in there, not practing piano.)


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There was this girl at my school once who practiced with the lights off in the room. In order to let everyone know she was using it, she hung her shoe on the door knob. (She was singing in there, not practing piano.)
She was probably trying to "shoe" everyone away while she was busy!

Or maybe she was baring her "sole" to the world that walked by! laugh

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I've played the piano in a practice room with the lights off. Actually, when I'm playing at night, I prefer this. But I've never put a shoe on the door. (In Philadelphia, I'd be too afraid someone would steal it. wink )


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there are NO windows at all in ANY of our dungeon practice rooms, and some of the doors jam, so they lock you in... help


That's right...I have the same birthday as Mozart. If only it meant something and I could have one thousandth of his genius...in my dreams, i suppose.
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There are windows to the outside world in classrooms, and on weekends anyone can practice in the classrooms.

So I like to do that (if I get there before the hoard), and one morning I was practicing and noticed a big brown reflection on the piano - I turned around and saw a couple of deer looking at me through the window!

(We have lots of animals around here... deer, geese, ducks, students...)


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haha.

yes, i do that sometimes, too, but the pianos in the classrooms are often worse than the ones in the practice rooms...


That's right...I have the same birthday as Mozart. If only it meant something and I could have one thousandth of his genius...in my dreams, i suppose.
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