As stated in the campus-wide protection protocols, classroom faculty (theory, ear-training, music history, etc.) will be teaching in larger rooms than usual, with students spaced further apart. The instructor and students will wear face coverings at all times. Hybrid instruction will be utilized when pedagogical and/or safety needs warrant.
All classrooms will contain cleaning supplies. In addition to the routine and enhanced cleanings performed daily by Facilities Services, faculty will spray desks and tables with a disinfecting spray before and after each class.
Classroom keyboards will only be used by the instructor, and the instructor will clean the keyboard before and after use. Students will not be permitted to share textbooks or other resources while in classroom settings. Students enrolled in class piano (MUS 115, 116, 117) will wipe down keyboards before and after class.
As stated in previous communication from President Ward to the College community: “Faculty will work with students who are ill, as well as those who are in isolation or quarantine, on a case-by-case basis so that they may maintain progress in their courses."
For classes that normally include extensive singing, chanting, or other vocalized activities, these activities will be prioritized when courses are held outdoors. When courses are held indoors, vocalization of skill-building activities should occur softly so as to limit aerosol spread. Several spaces in Jenson-Noble may be designated as breakout spaces to allow for socially-distanced small group work.
Peer tutoring may be arranged for in person use of Jenson-Noble spaces as well as through online modalities.