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Literature and Research for Music Teachers related to COVID-19:
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Arts Education is Essential, NAfME, accessed June 5, 2020, <https://nafme.org/wp-content/files/2020/05/Arts_Education_Is_Essential-unified-statement.pdf>
Army Band COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Large Groups.” West Point Music Research Center, https://www.westpointband.com/westpointmusicresearchcenter/army-band-covid-19-risk-mitigation-for-large-groups.html. Accessed 6/4/2020
Coalition for Music Education 2020, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://coalitioncanada.ca/en/getinvolved/>
Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings, Public Health Ontario, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-environmental-cleaning.pdf?la=en>
Considerations for a Safe Return to The Instrumental Music Classroom, AmroMusic, accessed June 5, 2020, <https://docs.google.com/document/d/17-A2k939uZerksc9V2sOLx2ne7ZNE8SEHJKVj1izv64/edit?usp=sharing>
Farrington, C. A., Maurer, J., McBride, M. R. A., Nagaoka, J., Puller, J. S., Shewfelt, S., Weiss, E.M., & Wright, L. (2019). Arts education and social-emotional learning outcomes among K–12 students: Developing a theory of action. Chicago, IL: Ingenuity and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research.
How to: Clean and Sanitize Remo Drums, REMO, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://support.remo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005717846-How-to-Clean-and-Sanitize-Remo-Drums>
Instrument Cleaning Guidelines, NFHS, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://www.nfhs.org/articles/covid-19-instrument-cleaning-guidelines/>
Instrument Hygiene, School of Music, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://www.unlv.edu/music/instrument-hygiene>
Gerdy, John, “The Power of Music in a Stressful Pandemic”, April 12, 2020, Lancaster Online.
Making Music Together Considerations for a Safe Return to the Instrumental Music Classroom, accessed June 5, 2020
Mlynczak, John, (2018). Arts Education is Essential. Noteflight, LLC.
MSDS information for Sterisol, <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ItmRENvOysMwzFNdBmk8MZrvtExHoVv5/view>Accessed June 7, 2020
Music Education and Social Emotional Learning, NAfME, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://nafme.org/wp-content/files/2020/05/NAfME-SEL-Brochure-April-2020.pdf>
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Claudia Spahn, Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Richter Head of the Freiburg Institute for Musicians’ Medicine (FIM). (2020). Risk Assessment of a Coronavirus Infection in the Field of Music, second update from May 19, 2020. University Hospital and University of Music Freiburg. <https://www.mh-freiburg.de/hochschule/covid-19-corona/risikoeinschaetzung>
Sanitizing your Stringed Instrument, Amro Music, accessed June 3, 2020, <https://www.amromusic.com/amro-blog/posts/how-to-sanitize-your-string-instrument>
Sick Kids Hospital, COVID-19: Guidance for School Reopening, accessed August 2, 2020 <https://www.sickkids.ca/PDFs/About-SickKids/81407-COVID19-Recommendations-for-School-Reopening-SickKids.pdf>
Taylor, Katie, “Why we need to Arts Now, More Than Ever” March 27, 2020, The Globe and Mail <https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/article-why-we-need-the-arts-now-more-than-ever/>
“UK Association for Music Education – Music Unlocked” https://www.musicmark.org.uk Accessed June 5, 2020
“Unprecedented International Coalition led by Performing Arts Organizations to Commission COVID-19 Study.” The National Federation of State High School Associations, https://www.nfhs.org/articles/unprecedented-international-coalition-led-by-performing-arts-organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/. Accessed 5/27/2020
“Vienna Philharmonic says no increased visus risk for orchestras.” Medical Xpress, https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-vienna-philharmonic-virus-orchestras.html. Accessed 4/28/2020
In light of the recent Covid-19 spread in the US, a group of Nashville Musicians participated in this study to see the effects of playing brass and woodwind instruments and the potential spread of any air born illness in a live or studio setting. https://youtu.be/Bg-G6acFMdc, Published on Jun 6, 2020