The latest information about COVID-19 protocols for the the 2021-2022 academic year at Manhattan School of Music
Please scroll down to read our full policy located further down this page.
In order to maintain and provide these updated guidelines, we need your cooperation. By practicing the protocols outlined in the bullet points below, you will help make sure that we keep the Community as safe as possible and provide all of you the opportunity to do the best artistic work possible:
Only remove your mask when actively participating (see full policy below).
The following guidelines only apply to fully vaccinated College students who choose to participate (students in the majors referenced above may choose to remain masked and forego testing). Students who obtained exemptions or who have not reached fully vaccinated status must continue to wear a mask at all times, with no exception.
Performing without a mask is allowed only under these conditions:
Masking is still required in the following settings:
Singing without a mask is allowed only under these conditions:
Brass and Woodwinds (Jazz, Classical, OP, and CPP)
We will no longer be requiring the use of bell covers for fully vaccinated students. Playing without a mask is allowed only under these conditions:
All faculty, staff, students, and approved vendors/guest artists must wear masks when indoors through at least October 1 in all settings, including lessons. A faculty or staff member may remove their mask only when:
No member of the MSM community, regardless of vaccination status, may remove or be asked to remove their mask during class or performance-related activities.
Masks must be made of suitable material: fabric, KN95, N95, KF94, or surgical masks are all acceptable;
Neck gaiters, scarves, or masks with vents in them are not acceptable.
All voice and musical theatre students and faculty must wear a mask when in auditions, rehearsal, lessons, or performances.
Winds, Brass Players
All winds and brass players must utilize both a mask designed for playing AND a bell cover when in auditions, rehearsal, lessons, or performances.
As a majority of faculty have not been on campus since March 2020, I want to provide a summary of important environmental improvements made as we prepared for the last academic year, when more than 500+ students and approximately 85 faculty were on campus for instruction.
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