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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 year. As we have throughout the pandemic, leaders will adjust university practices in accordance with guidance from health experts from within and beyond the university. Learn more about CWRU's COVID-19 response.
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.
effective date August 1, 2022
All visitors and members of the university community may now choose whether to wear masks on campus, unless they are in clinical settings, including the campus dental clinic, or have received university approval for an exception.
Please note that some individuals will still wear masks full time for a range of possible reasons. We ask that you respect their decisions.
Department of Music Masking Policy
Please continue to wear masks in all group music making settings, including performances. Exceptions can be granted on a case-by-case basis in consultation with university officials. If you’d like to seek an exception, please write directly to:
Associate Chair, Department of Music
Food may be served at university events; grab-and-go options are no longer required. Those attending university events are expected to be fully vaccinated, including booster if eligible—or, if a member of the campus community who is not vaccinated, to have a university accommodation.
Individuals attending Case Western Reserve University events are expected to be fully vaccinated, including booster if eligible. All visitors and members of the university may choose whether to wear masks indoors on campus, unless they are in clinical settings, including the dental clinic, or have received university approval for an exception. We encourage everyone in the campus community to respect individual choices to wear a mask. Please remember that those with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. University leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and will adjust health protocols as circumstances warrant. Learn more about CWRU's COVID-19 response.
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 Policies and Operating Procedures for updates about safety measures, room reservations, building hours, lockers, etc.
Card Swipe Access
Please make sure to request after-hours (card swipe) access for Haydn Hall and Denison Hall. Note that you will need to provide your 7-digit student ID. This step is not required if you intend to enroll in any music ensembles (MUEN) or lessons (MUAP).
CIM Health Updates
CIM consults the guidance of the CDC as well as state and local health agencies, and observes the protocols of our peer schools and presenting organizations when forming and managing COVID-19 safety protocols. 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.
CIM Building Access
CWRU students who wish to access the CIM building for classes and lessons will need to a complete daily symptom check prior to entering the building each day. The form can be found here. Students will need to enter the building through the North doors off of Hazel Drive (not through the front entrance). 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
Please make sure to request card swipe access to the CIM building. Note that you will need to provide the 6-digit number on the back of your CWRU ID card. This step is not required if you are a returning music major.