The search for open rehearsal spaces at the Juilliard School in New York – where aspiring actors, musicians and dancers outnumber available practice rooms by almost 7 to 1 – has been streamlined, thanks to the engineering skills of the school’s operations manager Adam Gagan, a UCF 2012 alumnus with a master’s degree in industrial engineering.
Gagan devised an online reservations system that streamlines how students find open practice rooms on campus of the world-famous performing arts school.
His system allows students to see what practice rooms are available, sign up for them at centrally located kiosks, and, once in a room, take short breaks without forfeiting the space. Students can also check room availability on their cellphones with a companion app. A pilot program successfully tested the system in 10 of Juilliard’s 90 practice rooms this past spring, and the system is expected to be fully operational by fall.
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Photo by Geoff Levy, ’13