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Spring 2021 Resources

January 25, 2021 School of Music

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Important safe return information for music students.

Welcome back Music Terps! Whether you are on campus or doing remote instruction, we wish all of our students a good start to the spring semester. Please remember that the School of Music continues to be here for you and to provide the support that you need to make this semester a success.

For those returning to campus, important University of Maryland safe return guidelines and resources can be found at and

Remember to:

  1. Wear a face covering. In addition to the university’s guidelines to wear a face covering at all times indoors, and outdoors when other people are nearby, the School of Music recognizes that music practice presents unique challenges. Because of this, the School of Music is requiring all music students to wear masks for indoor and outdoor practice at the university in an effort to keep everyone safe and to help reduce the spread of droplets and aerosols. This requirement applies to all music students including singers, pianists and string, percussion, woodwind and brass players. It applies even if you are the only one in the space, including practice rooms. When practicing, woodwind and brass players will need to provide their own bell covers and wear modified masks that allow space for the mouthpiece/reed but also cover the face and nose in a way to mitigate the spread of aerosols as much as possible. Brass players must travel with their own containers in which to deposit their condensation.

  2. Stay at least 6 feet from others at all times.

  3. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.

  4. If you are sick, do not report to work, class or practice.

  5. You are only to use School of Music facilities when assigned/reserved. Using unoccupied rooms because they are vacant can cause a negative effect in the scheduling for the day, put others at potential risk and is a violation of student conduct.

Any changes or exceptions to the above recommendations will be communicated to the School of Music community.

School of Music resources and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our Spring 2021 FAQ page. This webpage will be updated as needed to provide the most current information.