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 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.