Due to COVID-19 health and safety parameters, access to NEC practice rooms is available by reservation only, using the system below.
health and safety requirements
NEC practice room access is limited to NEC community members only, by reservation only. Practice room users are required to adhere to all health and safety standards while on campus, including health screening, social distancing, and standards for face coverings. More information can be found by visiting the NEC Resource Center webpage.
NEC is guided by a deep commitment to the health and safety of our community, and it is the responsibility of each practice room user to match this commitment. Inability to meet practice room requirements or inappropriate use of practice rooms may result in the suspension of practice room privileges. We will update our policies as needed, and in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
It is the responsibility of all practice room users to adhere to the following requirements:
|All Instruments||Distancing||Room Rest||Masks|
|90 minutes maximum per practice session||Maintain as much distance as the space allows||30 minutes mandatory between practice sessions||Required for strings, piano, percussion, and unvaccinated participants|
- Practice rooms may not be used without a reservation confirmation.
- Practice rooms may be reserved up to 4 days in advance, and users are permitted to make same-day reservations.
- Practice sessions are limited to 90 minutes maximum with a mandatory 30-minute break between sessions.
- Users are permitted a maximum of four (4) 90-minute reservations per day.
- Students must abide by practice room reservation times, and may not arrive early or stay late.
- Only 1 person is permitted in a practice room at a time, except for specially designated CHM MUS/small ensemble rooms.
- Users may not share, swap, or change practice rooms under any circumstances.
small ensemble, chamber music, and vocal rehearsal rooms
The practice rooms located in the 33G building are available for self-reservation by small ensembles, chamber music groups, and voice students with pianists. Use of these rooms is first come, first served, and all students are required to adhere to the following restrictions in all designated spaces:
|Instrumentation||Maximum Capacity per Room||Maximum Duration||Room Rest||Masks|
|Strings, Piano, Percussion||No maximum||90 minutes maximum per practice session||30 minutes mandatory between practice sessions||Required for strings, piano, percussion, and unvaccinated participants|
|Winds, Brass||5 persons maximum||90 minutes maximum per practice session||30 minutes mandatory between practice sessions||Required for strings, piano, percussion, and unvaccinated participants|
|Voice (any)||2 persons maximum||90 minutes maximum per practice session||30 minutes mandatory between practice sessions||Required for strings, piano, percussion, and unvaccinated participants|
expectations FOR shared use
Practice rooms will be cleaned regularly based on NEC's health guidelines. All users are expected to use proper hygiene prior to using any shared device (including pianos) on campus. Before and after using shared equipment, users make use of available cleaning supplies (i.e. wipes and/or disinfectants) and then properly wash hands or apply hand sanitizer. Brass players should use collection methods to properly manage instrument condensation.
Practice Room/Small ensemble room Reservations
Use the link below to reserve practice rooms based on your instrumentation and designation. Reservations may be made from a computer, laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device.
Room Reservation Instructions
|Log In||Using your NEC email address and password|
|Step 1: Select Venue(s)||
Select your practice room based on instrumentation, piano needs, and location.
|Step 2: Select Date(s)||
Select the required date. You may select more than one date by clicking multiple date selections from a computer.
|Step 3: Select Time(s)||
Select practice room sessions.
|Step 4: Your Details||
Current Availability: Shows your confirmed date, time, and practice room location.
Additional Information: Under Booking Type, choose PRACTICE ROOM from the drop-down menu.
Your Details: Enter your name and necmusic.edu email address. Organization field not required, active necmusic.edu email address required to make reservations..
Book All Available: Confirm your practice room reservation.
|Step 5: Finished||You will receive an email confirmation for your practice room reservation to your necmusic.edu email address. Please save this email confirmation as a reference of your approved practice room reservation.|
other scheduling reservation requests
For all other venue scheduling requests, submit a General Use Reservation Request. Additional venue reservations are offered on a first come, first served basis based on availability and need. Due to scheduling challenges and venue availability, the Scheduling Office may not be able to fulfill your request. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding. Please allow a minimum 24 business hours advance for all reservation requests.
For more information, please visit the Scheduling Office webpage.