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Alongside the University’s COVID information, this page shares guidance and policies for applied instruction for the spring 2022 semester.  Given the unique nature of our applied music and dance instruction there are some subtle differences from the University guidance that are specific to Peabody.

  • All eligible Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a U.S.-based university campus or worksite will be required to get either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID booster shot by February 1, 2022.
  • The university is hosting on-campus clinics at which faculty, staff, students, and contractors can receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Vaccinations are free and staff can use COVID-19 vaccine leave for time off while they receive or recover from the vaccination.

Private Instruction

Private lessons for Keyboard, Strings, Harp, Guitar, Percussion, Composition, and Music for New Media

  • Masking for all individuals at all times.
  • Room air exchanges between lessons are no longer required

Private lessons for Wind, Brass, and Voice

  • Masking required for all individuals at all times. Woodwinds and Brass students will wear the provided instrument-specific mask provided by the ensemble office while playing/singing. This mask is for playing, not general use outside of rehearsal. 
  • Bell covers and instrument bags WILL be required through at least February 4, 2022.  Students and Faculty will be notified when covers and bags are no longer required.
  • Students will maintain a 6 ft (7.5 ft on-center) social distance between teacher (and/or accompanist) and student
  • Practice water key etiquette. Drape water valve and collect condensate in towel or WindSorb. Disinfect towel/WindSorb after use.
  • Lessons of no more than 60 minutes
  • Low-latency rooms may also be utilized and will be required for any unvaccinated students
  • Room air exchanges between lessons are no longer required

Ensemble Classes

Instrumental Ensembles, Repertoire, and Studio Classes

  • Masking required for all individuals at all times. Woodwinds and Brass students will wear the provided instrument-specific mask provided by the ensemble office while playing. This mask is for playing, not general use outside of rehearsal. 
  • Bell covers and instrument bags WILL be required through at least February 4, 2022.  Students and Faculty will be notified when covers and bags are no longer required.
  • Social distancing of 3 ft (4.5 ft on-center) for wind and brass
  • Students who are unvaccinated either at the beginning of the semester or due to an approved vaccine exemption will need to maintain social distancing of 6 ft (7.5ft on-center)
  • Practice water key etiquette. Drape water valve and collect condensate in towel or WindSorb. Disinfect towel/WindSorb after use.
  • Ensembles may rehearse for their normal class length
  • Following a rehearsal that includes winds or brass the room will be room vacant to allow for a minimum of 3 air exchanges.

Choral Ensembles and Opera classes

  • Masking for all individuals at all times. Voice students will wear the provided singer-specific mask provided by the ensemble office while singing. This mask is for singing, not general use outside of rehearsal.
  • Social distancing no longer required
  • Ensembles may rehearse for their normal class length
  • Following rehearsal, the room will be room vacant to allow for a minimum of 3 air exchanges.

Dance classes

  • Masking for all individuals at all times
  • Social distancing will no longer required and dancing in close proximity including contact during dancing is now permitted
  • Classes may meet for their normal class length
  • Room air exchanges between classes are no longer required

Audiences

Audiences for Peabody performances will be limited to JHU affiliates only as the semester beginnings except for family members attending degree recitals.  A decision to expand attendance to the general public for performances will made in consultation with the JHU Health and Safety Committee as local conditions related to COVID-19 transmission improve.