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Operational Plans for the 2021-22 Academic Year
The Department of Music will continue to follow CDC and CWRU COVID-19 guidelines. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19-related developments throughout this fall. As we have throughout the pandemic, leaders will adjust university practices in accordance with guidance from health experts from within and beyond the university.
Communications: Read the updated campus COVID-19 protocols and communications.
Vaccinations: COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Prevention measures: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), please follow these steps—as well as the information outlined on this page.
Our primary goal is to provide a safe environment in which to make music. As such, music ensembles will follow all University and Department of Music operational guidelines. Specialized performance masks, bell covers, and absorbent pads for wind/brass players are required. Instruments and equipment should never be shared under the current COVID operational plans and must be cleaned (by the user) before and immediately following use.
- All individuals must wear masks indoors unless they are alone in an enclosed space. Masks are also are required outdoors when individuals cannot maintain 6 feet of distance among one another.
- The masking requirement includes performance contexts; thus, masks and, for wind and brass instruments, bell covers will be required for all faculty and students in indoor music-making situations that involve more than one person. Students need not be masked when alone in a practice room. Physical distancing is not required.
- The one exception to the masking policy will be for wind, brass, or vocal private lessons taught in CWRU spaces. If the lessons are taught in a large enough and ventilated room (this applies to most rooms where lessons take place), and if both the student and faculty are comfortable with it, the student (only the student) wind player, brass player, or vocalist may remove the mask while playing/singing during the lesson. For lessons that take place in the CIM building, CIM guidelines must be followed at all times.
Faculty Guidance during COVID-19: Guidance for Fall 2021
COVID-19 Symptoms: Infection and Exposure Processes
CWRU Music Building Access
The Department of Music has 4 practice rooms in Haydn Hall (2nd floor) and 6 practice modules in Denison Hall that are available to music majors and CWRU students (non-majors) taking ensembles (MUEN) or applied lessons (MUAP). Continue to check our Music Facilities Policies and Procedures for updates about safety measures, room reservations, hours, lockers, etc.
Card Swipe Access:
Please make sure to request card swipe access for Haydn Hall and Denison Hall. This step is not required if you intend to enroll in any music ensembles (MUEN).
CIM Building Access
CWRU students who wish to access the CIM building for classes and lessons will need to complete daily symptom checks anytime they wish to enter. The form can be found here. Students should also be aware that, at this time, masks must be worn by all individuals in the CIM building regardless of vaccination status, unless either actively engaged in singing or playing a brass/wind instrument or eating.
Note that CIM sets its own policies independent of CWRU. Please respect those policies and complete the online symptom check form each day prior to theory or eurythmics classes, applied lessons, or other activities in the CIM building.
Students will need to enter the building through the North doors off of Hazel Drive (not through the front entrance). Your CWRU ID cards will give you access to the card swipe panel. Please allow a little extra time to get to your room location in case of delays, particularly during the first week of the fall semester.
Card Swipe Access:
If you are experiencing card swipe access issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a note that includes the 6-digit number on the back of your CWRU ID card.