Ensembles will be taught as a hybrid, meaning that there will be both in-person and online elements. Given that each ensemble is unique in regards to instrumentation and size, specifics will be directly communicated to prospective participants. However, all will likely include regular work in smaller chamber groups and sectionals, where appropriate physical distancing protocols can be implemented. There will also be a greater emphasis on the process of making music to develop a deeper understanding of the pieces being prepared. Opportunities to engage virtually with international experts are also being explored by many directors.
In-person rehearsals have been scheduled in larger rooms or in multiple rooms to facilitate physical distancing:
- KSU Orchestra
- Strings only.
- Rehearsing in the Student Center Ballroom.
- Dr. Kim will have a MIC.
- Dedicated storage space for percussion and a few other large instruments.
- KSU Bands
- Chamber works will be selected and assigned.
- Several rooms in the Glauser School and throughout campus have been reserved for rehearsals of each group.
- University Band is only open to registered participants registered for the course. Community members can participate virtually by emailing email@example.com.
- After Oct. 18, all activities will be entirely virtual, focusing on audition preparation.
- KSU Choirs
- Kent Chorus has been cancelled for this semester. KSU students interested in this ensemble can consider joining Cantique or Coro Cantare.
- Gospel Choir is only open to registered participants for the course. Community members can participate virtually by emailing Bryon Black II at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rehearsals will take place in different rooms in the Glauser School and other campus buildings.
- African Ensemble and Steel Band
- Rehearsals will take place outside, as weather permits.