Music Related Recommendations

updated 7/6/2021

 

In alignment with University Policy, the following are music-related recommendations for Summer 2021 (effective June 26):

 

 

Face Covering, Instrument Covering, and Physical Distancing Requirements
for classroom environments*
  • Face coverings and instrument coverings are required in instruction settings regardless of vaccination status. No physical distancing requirement.
    • Face coverings:
      • Players of brass and woodwind instruments should wear face coverings with a mouthpiece/embouchure slit when playing their instrument.
      • Wear non-slitted face covering when talking. Limit talking with embouchure slit face coverings.
    • Instrument coverings:
      • Players of brass and woodwind instruments (these include flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone) should use bell screens whenever feasible. Pantyhose or multi-layer material can be used if a specific bell screen is not available.
Face Covering, Instrument Covering, and Physical Distancing Requirements
for non-classroom environments
  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings and instrument coverings are optional. No physical distancing requirement.
  • For unvaccinated persons:
    • If face coverings or instrument coverings are not worn, must maintain 6 ft physical distancing or complete weekly COVID testing.
    • If face coverings and instrument coverings are worn, no physical distancing requirement.
      • Face coverings:
        • Players of brass and woodwind instruments should wear face coverings with a mouthpiece/embouchure slit when playing their instrument.
        • Wear non-slitted face covering when talking. Limit talking with embouchure slit face coverings.
      • Instrument coverings:
        • Players of brass and woodwind instruments (these include flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone) should use bell screens whenever feasible. Pantyhose or multi-layer material can be used if a specific bell screen is not available.
Indoor Activity (non-residential) and Outdoor ActivityAll instruments and voice allowed. Ensemble activity and recitals allowed.

Personal Indoor EnvironmentAll instruments and voice allowed in private residential space if the door remains closed to prevent aerosol spread.

*For the purposes of these guidelines, classroom environments include but are not limited to classes, class labs, workshops, studios, office hours, review sessions, mentoring, and advising.