Building Resources and Bookings

Practice Rooms

Students must have a valid McGill ID card and be currently enrolled in a program offered by the Schulich School of Music to access the practice rooms. Eligible students can access the practice rooms 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., year-round and including most public holidays. All students are required to abide by the regulations stipulated by the Practice Room Guidelines.

Practice rooms are available for individual practice, pairs, trios and small ensembles on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Individual practice rooms are located on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of Strathcona Music Building's East Wing (E-300s E-400s E-500s) and do not require a reservation. 24-hour practice rooms are available at 550 Sherbrooke St, 11th floor, and also do not require a reservation.

Small ensemble rehearsals require reservations (see Room Bookings below). Ad hoc booking requests are available after September 20 in the following rooms:

  • Mixed Ensembles | E-407, E-527, E-528
  • Medium and Large Ensembles | C-301, C-302, C-304, C-309, C-310
  • Two grand pianos | E-501
  • Classrooms | C-201, C-204, C-411+, C-412+
  • Jazz Combo rooms (available to jazz students only) | C-312, C-314, C-315
  • Seminar/Study Classrooms (performance bookings not permitted) | A-410, A-412, A-510, A-512, 550 Sherbrooke (1116, 1117, 1118)
  • Harpsichord and Organ Practice Rooms (available with authorization only) | C-526, C-527, C-528, C-529, C-530
  • Drum Practice Rooms (available with authorization only)

+Key Required

These rooms can also be booked for recordings for a maximum of two (2) hours per week and up to ten (10) hours per semester per person or ensemble.

Room Bookings (including Ensemble rooms)

"BOOKING" is the Schulich School of Music room booking system

Room reservation requests can be made by Schulich School of Music students enrolled in a music program using Booking. Requests may take up to two (2) business days to process.

ALL room reservations must comply with our booking policies and be made in the context of your academic courses and activities at the Schulich School of Music.

Room specifications:

  • Ensemble rooms are available to students when there are more than three participants. Drum sets and amplifiers are available in the ensemble rooms. In the event that ensemble rooms are not available, classrooms can be booked. For recording purposes, ensemble rooms and classrooms can be booked by one or two participants.
  • C-312, C-314 and C-315 are for the exclusive use of students in Jazz programs.
  • Early Music ensembles have priority to access C-413.
  • The person who made the reservation is given card access to the room. If a key is required, it can be obtained in the Building Director’s Office, E-223. The key must be returned after the booking.

For detailed instructions and booking policy see: pdf document icon Room Bookings Policy



  • Lockers are located on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of both the center and east wings of Strathcona Music.
  • Find a vacant locker and secure the unit with a strong lock.
    • Send an email to [at] indicating your name, the locker number, floor and wing of the building.
      Please send the request from your McGill email account and include your McGill ID.
  • Students enrolled in the Schulich School of Music are permitted to keep their lockers throughout the year if they are registered annually.
  • Large lockers are reserved for students with instruments that do not fit in the smaller lockers.

Large instrument lockers:

  • Eligible students wishing to obtain a large instrument locker, should email their request to [at] *Please note, the number of large lockers is limited.


The Building Director's Office

Strathcona Music Building
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Students and staff can access the following services through the [at] (Building Director's office):

Students, Faculty and staff can book classrooms, conference rooms, ensemble rooms, teaching studios and library seminar rooms through Booking (room booking system).

Communications & Production (booking a hall or recording services)

Students, staff and external clients can reserve and rent our halls & recording studios through [at] (Communications & Production).  

Students & Staff

  • Visit Concert Hall Bookings for instructions about reserving our halls, booking procedures and policies.

External Clients

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