Fall 2020: Information Hub

Please check back here often for updates relating to the Department of Music's Fall 2020 remote activities.

Welcome Back!

While we miss seeing our vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff in person for the Fall 2020 semester, we are excited to resume our virtual activities that span all three scholarship, composition, and performance branches of our department. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and trust as we have made the transition to a remote format and developed policies to support the department's offerings remotely.

Please use the links below to access information that we hope will answer questions and provide support for issues that may arise over the course of the semester. We will continue to update these pages and add new information as new policies are developed.

In the meantime, please continue to visit fall2020.princeton.edu for the most up-to-date information about the University's resumption of activities in the fall semester.

Please be safe and stay well!



We are developing all of these policies as information becomes available to us, and we anticipate that our policies and processes will continue to evolve in the weeks ahead. We appreciate your patience and input as we develop our protocols with the goal of providing the most rich and rewarding experience possible while also keeping the health and safety of our community as a top priority. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us should anything remain unclear, and use the University's Spring 2021 website for campus-wide guidelines. 

  • We are committed to doing our utmost to make practice rooms available to students involved in music department programs during the spring semester on a limited basis, as feasible according to University and state protocols. Since we can’t guarantee the precise number of hours per week we will be able to provide access to a practice room, all students with portable instruments should plan on doing some practicing each week in their dorm rooms.
  • We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to facilitate some live music-making over the course of the spring semester, on a limited basis. This will be done in strict accordance with all state and university safety protocols including mask-wearing and social distancing at all times. We do still anticipate the majority of rehearsals to take place virtually.
  • We are looking into the possibility of wiring several rooms together to allow for live, synchronous music-making for instruments requiring extra precautions (for example, students studying voice or wind-instruments).
  • We will ask all students planning to return to campus this spring who received equipment on loan from the department during the fall semester to bring all of the equipment back to campus, as we anticipate the need for the equipment to be utilized again during the spring semester for various rehearsals, projects, and lessons.
  • At this time, we are not certain if department-affiliated student ensembles will be allowed to rehearse in department spaces. We will look into this possibility and make this determination at a later date. Music department facilities will not be available during the spring semester for non-music department ensembles to rehearse or perform.