Facilities and Equipment

Facilities Used by the Conservatory

Schmucker Hall

Principal home of Sunderman Conservatory classrooms, faculty offices, studios, practice rooms, Luella Musselman Paul Recital Hall (used for faculty, student, and chamber recitals), music technology lab, recording studio

Majestic Theater

Main stage, Rehearsal Hall, Cinema I, Patron’s Lounge

Christ Chapel

Choral and organ performances in the sanctuary; private lessons and classes in the choir room

Musselman Library

Musselman Library's music collection supports all aspects of music performance and study at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. The collection includes music scores - both study scores and performance parts for solo instruments and chamber ensembles - along with recordings, books about music and musicians, encyclopedias and dictionaries, and films. All of these types of resources are available in the library and online through our website.

Thousands of CDs, scores, films, and books can be accessed by computer; just check the online Music Subject Guide for links: http://libguides.gettysburg.edu/music. The collection covers all historical periods and genres of music with excellent coverage of classical, jazz, and world music.

Guidelines and Information

Building Access

Schmucker Hall is a 24-hour building during the school year, and practice rooms are accessible at any time of the day or night. Between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., access to the building will be through the entrance closest to Pennsylvania Hall and will require students to swipe their Gettysburg College I.D. in the card reader. Classrooms and the Recital Hall are available on a limited basis for Conservatory purposes only and must be requested via the campus electronic space reservation system, 25Live.

During the summer, Schmucker Hall is locked from 5:00pm-8:00am. Reservations of spaces must be approved by either the Gettysburg College Summer Conference Services office or the Conservatory office.


Computers and AV equipment should not be altered from its original configuration.
Please be respectful of the needs and times of everyone sharing classroom spaces, and return the room to its original setup at the end of your meeting or event.

Practice Rooms

Practice rooms are held for music majors, minors, those participating in faculty-directed ensembles and/or taking private studio instruction.

  • Food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) are not permitted in the practice rooms.
  • Students using practice rooms or classrooms are reminded to make sure that the door is open, the windows closed, and the lights turned off upon leaving the room.
  • If you wish to reserve a time for a particular practice room, please enter the request through 25Live. If approved, a confirmation will be sent to your e-mail, and the reservation will be posted on the practice room door. As usual, please allow 3-5 days for processing your space request.
  • Please be respectful of other people’s property and time.


All Conservatory faculty and students are responsible for keeping Conservatory instruments and equipment in good condition and encouraging others to do likewise. Be sure to store instruments and equipment properly, and please report broken or damaged instruments and equipment to the Conservatory office.

Copy Machines and Printers

The copy machine in the Conservatory office is not for student use. Copy machines and printers in Musselman Library, the College Union Building (CUB), and the music technology lab are for student use.


Music majors and minors are expected to check their student mailboxes on the third floor and their campus e-mail regularly for announcements.

Trash & Recycling

Please use the recycling receptacles on each floor of Schmucker Hall. Gettysburg College uses single stream recycling; any recyclable item can go into any recycling bin. Exception: Food and any containers with food residue should not go in recycling receptacles but should be deposited into a regular trash can.

Lost and Found

There is a lost and found box kept in the Conservatory office on the 3rd floor. If you find an item in a classroom or elsewhere in the building, please bring it to the office.

Smoking, Food and Drink

No smoking is permitted in any campus building, including Schmucker Hall. Food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) are not permitted in the Recital Hall, practice rooms and the lab.

Building Issues

Please report any problems with the building (for example, burned out light bulbs in practice rooms) to the Conservatory office staff.