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Music Handbook: Instruments

Although most students will provide their own instruments, UMM has a limited amount of instruments available for rent/use to UMM students only, and only for officially approved purposes (i.e. applied lessons and/or use in UMM ensembles). Generally, rental requests from students enrolled in UMM’s large instrumental ensembles and applied lessons take priority over requests from other students.

Rental/use, inventory and maintenance of instruments owned by UMM are supervised by Music discipline faculty.


The rental/usage fee is $30.00 per semester, and an additional $30.00 to take the instrument home over the summer.

All fees are non-refundable and are used for repair and maintenance costs. The fees are subject to change without notice.

The summer rental fee applies to all instruments, regardless of the exemptions below.

During the regular semester, the following instruments are exempt from the fee, when used in large UMM instrumental ensembles:

No instrument will be checked out without payment of fees in advance.

With the exception of the rental fee, all other procedures also apply to mute rentals.


No instrument will be checked out without a completed checkout form (including the appropriate faculty signature).


Students renting an instrument are responsible for proper daily maintenance and care for the instrument during the rental period.