Director of the Janette Ogg Voice Research Center and Associate Professor of Voice (Baritone) and Vocal Pedagogy David Meyer, D.M., joined voice industry professionals from throughout the country to present during the “Reentry After COVID – Concerns for Singers” webinar. The webinar was produced by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Voice Science Advisory Committee and guests Drs. Tom Carroll and Jeremy Faust.
This webinar was a sequel, presented by the same team that produced last year’s well-received NATS webinar, “After COVID: Concerns for Singers.” The companion paper, published by Journal of Voice, had over 60,000 shares on social media, and broke records for readership and downloads.
“Reentry After COVID” considered new COVID-19-related concerns as teachers, singers, coaches and pianists all prepare for in-person collaboration. While private studio owners can make their own rules, reentry after COVID-19 for institutionally-based singers is more complicated by a number of factors, including: vaccine hesitancy among both students and teachers, changing CDC recommendations, and university administrations anxious to return to in-person teaching and learning.
This webinar, and its upcoming companion article in the Journal of Voice, provided fact-based evidence to all singers, including private studio owners and other free agents, to help them safely navigate the coming changes. It covered an array of topics including updated information on aerosols, vaccination and ventilation issues and more.
The “Reentry” webinar concluded with a short Q&A session, and provided attendees additional resources.
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