Health and Safety

There is nothing more important than your health and wellness, so for orchestra members on campus, we will be following the university’s guidelines regarding procedures designed to make sure that your health and wellness. These include the following:

All rehearsals and coachings will be at the Fenway Center.

Rehearsal/coaching times on Wednesday evenings will be adjusted from 6:15-8:45 pm to 6:15-8:10 pm with additional times possible between 3:00-6:15 pm, depending on student availability. 

Everyone must wear masks, including while playing. Wind players must wear a mask while playing. Some instruments will also be required to have bell coverings. More information about the specific types of masks and instrument covers for wind players and how Northeastern will provide those is forthcoming. 

Social distancing of 6 feet (minimum) and 9 feet for some instruments will be observed. 

No more than 25 people will be allowed in Fenway at any time.

Rehearsals (regardless of group size) will be in 30 minute segments, alternating with 25 minute segments of downtime for Fenway. During the downtime no one is allowed in the building and so that the air can completely refresh.

Students will be responsible for cleaning their music stands and station before and after their use.