The Department of Music houses 31 practice rooms in the basement level of Hill Hall with a variety of configurations, resources, and instruments available for student use. Most of the rooms are equipped with an upright or electric piano, mirror, and music stand. Five rooms with grand pianos are available for use by piano majors only.

In order to use these rooms, students must obtain a practice room permit. All students enrolled in private lessons or a Department ensemble receive a practice permit at no cost, and others can purchase a pass by semester for a fee. Permits are distributed by Angeline Warren (Hill Hall 105A;; (919) 962-6013). Upon purchasing a permit, your Onecard will be activated for after-hours access to Hill Hall. All practice rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you encounter issues with our pianos, please email John Foy at