COVID-19 and TYO Rehearsals


“For as long as there have been people, there has been music. Music makes us more human and making music together makes us better people. Music making with others teaches empathy, acceptance, and understanding. Music making is essential to the human experience.”


TYO will be following the FSU College of Music's Protocols COVID-19.


  • Weekly check-in for each ensemble will be just outside the main doors for HMU

  • Temperature screenings will be done at the entry door. If you have a temperature of 100 degrees or more, you will not be admitted to the rehearsals.

  • Everyone will be required to be wearing a mask upon entering the College of Music buildings and rehearsal rooms.

  • There will be one door designated for entry and a different door designated for an exit for rooms with multiple doors (HMU114).

  • Everyone should bring your own folding stand to rehearsal. FSU stands will not be used to reduce contact with surfaces. Your stand will only be touched by you.

  • Chairs will be set up at the proper 6-foot spacing by TYO staff before rehearsal. Do not move the chairs from the designated positions (except for perhaps a slight turn to better see the conductor).

  • All students will be required to wear masks during rehearsal. String and percussion students will wear the mask for the entire duration of the rehearsal. Wind players should wear masks during longer rests

  • After rehearsal and at the start of a break, remain seated and secure your equipment. Once everyone is ready, rows will be dismissed individually starting with those closest to the exit door. Please leave the room and building promptly and in an orderly fashion

  • Music will be distributed digitally PDFs in an email to all students. Once you have a part assignment, you should download your part. Print your part or load to an electronic device (such as an iPad).

  • Based on recent scientific studies, all wind instruments will be required to have a nylon bell cover on their instrument to minimize aerosols. This can be created in a simple, inexpensive manner with materials available from your favorite store. Details will be provided later. At this time, we have developed procedures for this process for clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. (French horn and flute are pending additional scientific studies.)

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