The Music Lab/Library provides effective academic and practical support for all PCC music students. Numerous resources and services aid student learning and skill development and increase student success. The Music Lab/Library is located in the V building on the eastern side of the campus. The Music Lab/Library consists of a main lab area in V-203, which houses the library and audio/visual equipment. V-206 is adjacent and has 14 practice rooms. There are six additional practice rooms in V-216
Full time personnel include:
Lab Coordinator: Zac Matthews, 626-585-7590, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructors: Brad Steed, 626-585-3139, Email: email@example.com
Music Lab Technician: Eric Herdan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part time Instructors: Joe Klice, Geoff Dunbar, Matthew Thomas
Part time Library Instructors: Frank Hoppe, Pam Richards
The Lab/Library hours are limited and vary during the intersessions, and depend on course offerings. Call for current information.
An extensive score library compliments the record, CD and video holdings, which can be accessed using the Library Online Catalog. The collection is focused on Western European music but increasingly includes jazz and world music titles. Instructors' reserved materials, reference sources such as music dictionaries and encyclopedias, and many current music text books are also available. Any computer on the internet can accesses both the music library and the Shatford Library collection including an impressive collection of electronic databases, including Classical Music Library which has more than 40,000 recordings available for streaming to any PCC student or staff.
Materials and practice rooms are circulated using the library circulation system and are subject to the following provisions:
The Music Lab has twenty-two practice spaces. Most have a piano, four have a grand piano, two have drum sets and one percussion instruments. The percussion and drum set rooms are restricted to students in those programs. The listening area has networked computers, CD players, VHS and DVD players. A turntable is available to play the limited number of LP records in the library. The computers have music fundamentals, music theory, and ear training software. Three computers have Finale notation software. There is various equipment available for checkout, including metronomes, amps, microphones, and CD players.
TUTORING - Piano, theory and guitar tutoring is available to students enrolled in one of the appropriate classes. Tutoring is either provided by a trained student tutor or a faculty member.
MUSIC ADVISEMENT - A student may consult any Lab Instructor for assistance in selecting music courses, help in deciding on a transfer school, or defining and refining educational goals.
LOCKERS - Lockers may be issued to music majors, as available, beginning the first week of the semester. Non majors can obtain a locker, as available, beginning the second or third week.
INSTRUMENT LOAN - Some instruments are available for use in ensembles or techniques classes. The class instructor authorizes the student to use the instrument for a semester by giving the student a card. The student takes the card to Student Business Services, pays the fee ($40), and brings the card and the receipt to Eric Herdan (Lab technician) in V-203A, who issues the instrument.
The music lab and practice rooms are provided for the study of music. When using the lab area, students are expected respect the right of others to have a quiet study area and uninterrupted practice time. Loud, boisterous or other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
Food or beverages are never allowed in the Lab or practice rooms.