“Recent efforts in research and standards policy lends credence to an argument that music educators have made for years: that music education helps students in their social and emotional development. Even a cursory glance reveals several compelling explanations why this might be the case: music itself and the activities it involves are laden with *social and emotional processes; music educators often work with the same students for multiple years, positioning them well to positively impact students’ individual growth; all people, especially youth, appreciate some music, and students frequently report that participation in music is their favorite part of school (p. 18).”
GENERAL MUSIC (p. 4):
“The best time to begin a conversation about the budget with your administration is now. There is a lot of uncertainty in the coming months. Planning ahead and letting school administrators know what the potential needs may be will help ease those conversations later once the reality of the coming school year becomes more focused (p. 5).”
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (p. 5):
BEGINNING INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION FOR FALL, 2020 (p. 6-7, 16-17)
PERFORMING GROUPS (p. 5):
1) We will not able to teach the same way as we did. We need to adapt our strategies. Even we have to teach less; we still need to do it effectively.
2) We need to focus on students' social and emotional learning. Music is a powerful tool; we can use music as a useful tool to reach this goal.
Phase I (***CDC)
***For States and Regions that satisfy the gating criteria.
Phase 2 (***CDC)
***For States and Regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a second time.
Phase 3 (***CDC)
For States and Regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a third time.
|Countries||Size of Classes||Mask||Social Distancing||Activities||After school program|
Required, once enter the classroom, may
take off masks.
One meter apart. Once enter the schools, will stay in their
individual classrooms. Students have music in their classrooms.
Singing is allowed.
hours" are used to "catch-up" the curriculum.
|***Korea||25||Required||One meter apart. Once enter the schools, will stay in their individual classrooms. Students have music in their classrooms.||No singing and playing instruments.||Choral, Band & Orchestra - all canceled|
One meter apart. Once enter the schools, will stay in their individual
||No singing and playing instruments.||Choral, Band & Orchestra - all canceled|
|**Singapore||40||Required||one meter apart||No singing and playing instruments.||Choral, Band & Orchestra - all canceled|
Required. If no mask, students need to
keep 1.5 m apart.
one meter apart.
Students walk to the music classroom.
Lower elementary - stay in their classrooms.
|Singing and playing instruments allowed. When singing and playing instruments, students are 1.5 meter (5ft) apart.||Choral, Band & Orchestra - resume|
*Taiwan - zero case the past eight weeks.