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OPF 1.00 - Facilities and Equipment

Revised: February 3, 2021

Faculty and Graduate students are able to access 25LIVE to view calendars and reserve space in any of the Music buildings. Requests for access can be made through Laveta Gibson. All non-SOM usage of the main Music Building, Copenhaver Hall, String Project Rooms, or Greene Street Church must be approved by the Dean's office in advance.

Room reservations and key issue:

  • Dr. Stallard is in charge of scheduling regular classes.
  • Laveta Gibson is in charge of approving 25LIVE requests for incidental classroom use, outside groups, meetings, rehearsals and performances in the Recital Hall, Main School of Music classrooms and rehearsal rooms, and Copenhaver Band Hall.
  • Jennifer Mitchell administers individual practice room keys.
  • Mike Gibson handles the issuing of keys for studios, classrooms, large rehearsal rooms, and Recital Hall.

Stringed and wind instruments are available for rental to students on a semester-by-semester basis.  Faculty are reminded that:  (1) students requiring the use of an instrument must be registered for the appropriate course in which the instrument will be used, and (2) students must receive written approval from a faculty member (either the teacher of the course in which the instrument is used or the applied faculty who teaches the instrument) before receiving the instrument.  For other information regarding University instruments and equipment, contact Mike Gibson at 7-4279 or

Other equipment:
Problems with computer equipment should be reported by using the by contacting Music IT at 7-0124 or  Problems with classroom or studio audio/visual equipment should be reported to Jeff Francis at 7-6406 or or to Music IT.   Problems with the facility (temperature, lights, etc.) may be reported to Mike Gibson at 7-4279 or

Campus phones are located on the first floor across from the elevators on the Lobby (east) end of the building and on the basement level on the east and west ends of the main corridor.  The three campus security call boxes are located in the driveway area outside the lobby, outside the north entrance on College Street, and at the loading dock (west end of the building).

Several doors are for emergency use only and will sound an alarm when opened. Each of these doors will be clearly identified by warning signs.  The following areas have been equipped with security alarm systems connected directly to the USC Police Office: 1) Administrative suite (Rm. 101); 2) Music Library; 3) MTC (Rm. 209); 4) Recording Control Room (Rm. 019); 5) both Computer Music Studios (Rms. 011 & 039); and 6) Instrumental Storage/Repair.  Access to these spaces is by special code only.

The School of Music is also equipped with security cameras in all 4 floors of the main building. Mike LaRoche, Mike Gibson, and Laveta Gibson have the ability to view security cameras, in the case of an incident.

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