Music Resource Center

General Information

At the heart of our thriving music community is the Music Resource Center (MRC). A depot of performance and study materials for music majors, the MRC boasts a robust collection of scores, parts, and media materials (LPs, CDs, Videos, and DVDs) that help to positively augment the curricular offerings at CSU East Bay. This office also coordinates room scheduling and handles concert and student recital scheduling and printed program production.

Contact & Location:

Justin Plank
Instructional Support Coordinator
Office: MB 2047
Phone: 510-885-3167

Music majors within the performance path are required to perform a recital each academic year. These recitals may include Noon Recitals, Studio Recitals, and Degree Recitals according to the student’s applied level, and are scheduled through the MRC. 

Noon recitals

Noon Recital

A recital performance on the Tuesday/Thursday University Hour Noon Recital series sponsored by the Department.

Studio Recital

A recital performance scheduled by the student’s applied music instructor that includes other students from the applied music instructor's studio.

Degree Recital

A recital performance scheduled by the student in coordination with their applied music instructor that acts as public verification of level 3 competency (junior level) or level 4 competency (senior level). 

Ad Hoc Recital

A recital performance scheduled by the student that does not qualify as a Noon Recital, Studio Recital, or Degree Recital. Ad Hoc and Ensemble recitals do not count towards a fulfillment of the recital requirement. This includes recitals scheduled as part of courses outside of the student’s applied music course.

Important information on recital requirements and how to schedule them can be found in the Music Major Handbook.

1. CSUEB students, alumni who are current members of the Music Alumni Chapter of the CSUEB Alumni Association, and faculty may check out scores, anthologies, vocal/piano scores, and sets of scores and parts for any combination of instruments housed in our Music Resource Center Library.

  • Checkout limit: 5 scores or sets of score and parts at any one time.
  • No student may checkout any materials if he/she has overdue materials still out.
  • Music borrowed is due the last day of finals of the semester during which it is checked out, and may be renewed if needed for performance or rehearsal for the following semester.

2. Students may check out recordings (CDs & DVDs) on a limited basis.

3. Check out of music from the Orchestra and Choral music libraries is limited to CSUEB Music Faculty for use by Music Department performance groups and classroom instruction and study.

Lost or damaged music is the responsibility of the person whose name appears on the checkout card, and that responsible party will be issued a bill for replacement or repair of the music. Late fees of up to $10 per item may be assessed after the item is 30 days overdue.