Coronavirus Updates & FAQS

(Updated Thu., Nov. 19, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT)

Dear Glauser School Community,

Together, we have faced a fall semester unlike any other. I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our collective health and safety. It has allowed us to do what many other schools of music have not: Continue making live, in-person music in ensembles (though smaller), present virtual performances, continue applied instruction in-person and virtually, and hold several in-person classes. 

Throughout the fall 2020 semester, we have continued to keep up-to-date on the most recent research surrounding COVID-19 and, specifically, how aerosols aid in its spread. The reality is, aerosols spread rapidly in a room, regardless of its size, and cases continue to rise in Ohio. To continue keeping the Glauser School a safe place to create live music moving forward, we’re making some adjustments as we present our final student recitals of fall 2020 and move into the spring 2021 semester.

The most significant change: Beginning Dec. 1, 2020, when two or more people are present in a shared space performing, rehearsing or in lessons, all MUST wear a mask or facial covering for the entirety of their time together. This includes brass players, percussionists, string players, vocalists and woodwind players. 

Our FAQs have been updated below to reflect this and several other changes for the spring. I highly encourage you to read each entry and check back regularly for updates. You will be notified when this page is updated.

Please continue to take care of yourself and your fellow Flashes. 


Kent McWilliams
Professor and Director
Glauser School of Music

All policies and procedures described here are subject to change based on consultation with university, municipal and state partners.

Questions or concerns about COVID-19?

Call the Response Team at 330-672-2525.

Music FAQS

What will the spring 2021 ensemble experience be like?
What will spring 2021 concerts and recitals be like?
What will applied lessons be like in spring 2021?
Will larger spaces, such as classrooms and the recital hall, be available for rehearsals/lessons?
What will classrooms and rehearsal spaces be like for in-person classes and rehearsals?
Will we still have use of practice rooms in the spring 2021 semester?
Will we still have access to the building and practice rooms after the Nov. 20 switch to fully remote learning?
Who can I contact if I have any questions, concerns or recommendations?

General University FAQs

  • FAQs and Resources

    FAQs and Resources

    Review the reopening FAQs. If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634) or email Kent State University's One Stop for Student Services is taking calls to answer questions and concerns at 330-672-6000.

University Emergency Resources

  • COVID-19 Emergency Resources

    COVID-19 Emergency Resources

    Dear Students of Kent State University,

Flashes Save Seven Principles

  • Kent State’s Safety Principles

    Kent State’s Safety Principles

    Everyone on a Kent State campus must adhere to these operating principles to help create the safest environment possible.

Questions & Communications

  • COVID-19 Communications

    COVID-19 Communications