Classes are being offered in a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. All face-to-face instruction will occur in spaces that meet new room capacities designed to account for physical distancing guidelines. You may check the mode of instruction for your courses by visiting One.IU and searching for “iGPS.”
There are no requirements for in-person activity in any area of instruction that is required for your degree. This includes lessons, chamber music, and major ensembles. You may choose to participate in a mix of in-person and online activities. If you are participating in face-to-face instruction at the beginning of the semester, you can choose to move to a fully online option at any point.
Classes will meet during the following timeslots:
|50 Minutes||75 Minutes|
|7:30–8:20 a.m.||7:45–9:00 a.m.|
|8:45–9:35 a.m.||9:25–10:40 a.m.|
|10:00–10:50 a.m.||11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.|
|11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m.||1:10–2:25 p.m.|
|12:30–1:20 p.m.||3:15–4:30 p.m.|
|1:45–2:35 p.m.||4:55–6:10 p.m.|
|3:00–3:50 p.m.||7:00–8:15 p.m.|
|4:15–5:05 p.m.||8:40–9:55 p.m.|
Instructors may choose a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities for online instruction. Consult individual instructors for details about how this balance will work for any given course.
Major ensembles will not hold public performances in Spring 2021. Ensemble directors have developed alternate activities to serve as culminating experiences, such as recording sessions and live-streamed concerts. There will also be project-based options for students who choose to complete the ensemble requirement online.
Chamber groups will receive six coachings of at least 60 minutes each and will complete an approved performance or project. Chamber music courses are scheduled during the 13W session (February 8 – May 7).
IU Restart Committee guidelines limit the maximum size of any group to 30 performers and the maximum number of woodwinds, brass, or singers (in any combination) in one ensemble to 12. It has also instated a requirement that any ensemble including wind instruments or singers be set up to provide 100 sq. ft of space per person. We have altered our major ensemble plans accordingly.
Orchestra and wind ensembles will have a mix of online and in-person activities in the Spring 2021 semester. Students in orchestra will be grouped into small string ensembles, called “pods”, of 28 students each, and the Band Department is making similar plans for in-person activity for brass, woodwind, and percussion students. Rehearsal lengths have been decreased and each student will have their own stand and music. For more detailed information, please contact Tom Wieligman, Academic Specialist (Instrumental Ensembles), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Music Ensemble, Historical Performance Ensembles, Jazz Ensembles, Choral Ensembles, Guitar Ensembles will function as they did in the Fall 2020 semester. The Ballet Department will continue much in the same ways as the Fall semester, now with limited, daily testing to allow for limited partnering activity.
Information about scheduling Spring 2021 recitals has been circulated by the Scheduling Office. The first day to perform a recital on campus will be Monday, February 8. For Spring 2021, non-degree recitals may only be scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and may not be scheduled in JSoM performance halls.
Teacher approval will serve in place of a recital hearing.
Recitals ordinarily take place in public spaces in Bloomington, Indiana. Exceptionally, with the approval of a student’s applied teacher and the director of undergraduate or graduate studies, a recital may be performed out of town. For any recital that takes place off campus, the student must provide the best possible video recording of the recital to the teacher or committee for grading purposes.
Audiences will be limited to the student’s teachers, other committee members, and additional JSoM faculty, students, and staff as invited by the student. Note that no one from outside of the JSoM community may attend, including family members, Bloomington community members, and IUB students who are not JSoM students. The total number of audience members allowed in each venue is as follows:
Venues with a separate seating area:
Ford Hall: 14
Auer Hall: 20
Recital Hall: 20
Venues without a separate seating area:
Sweeney: 20 including performers if no brass/woodwinds players or singers are performing
Sweeney: 18 including performers if brass/woodwind players or singers are performing
MC 066/070: 20 including performers if no brass/woodwinds players or singers are performing
MC 066/070: 18 including performers if brass/woodwind players or singers are performing
The student will prepare a list of audience members’ full names to be checked at the door. Audience members should be prepared to show their Crimson Card.
All recitals in Ford Hall, Auer Hall, and Recital Hall will be streamed and made available through a private URL.
Bloomington Off-Campus Recitals
Please note that if your recital is taking place in Bloomington, you are expected to adhere to the guidelines in place for recitals in JSoM facilities, which are:
- Masks for all performers (including singers) except for wind players while they are actually playing. Wind player masks and/or bell covers are encouraged.
- Audiences limited to Jacobs School of Music staff, students, and faculty. Audience members must wear masks and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
Furthermore, the total number of people at your recital (including performers) must conform to the City of Bloomington Executive Order 20.03, which restricts the number of people at private gatherings to 15. These guidelines are in place for the health and safety of the JSoM community.
Per Campus guidelines for the time of COVID, guests are not allowed on campus. All Assisting Performers on student degree recitals must be currently enrolled Jacobs students (or Jacobs faculty or staff).
Assisting Performer Limits:
- Solo degree recitals: No more than 5 assisting performers will be allowed on the total program.
- Chamber Music degree recitals: No more than 6 performers will be allowed on the stage at one time.
- Jazz, Composition, and Conducting degree recitals: Number of performers plus conductor will be determined by space capacity where the recital is performed. You may not exceed the relevant space capacity onstage at any one time during the recital, though you may have more performers in total over the course of your recital.