Health and Safety

Updated Policy for Summer 2023

Beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2023 NSM will switch to a mask-optional policy in common spaces of the school. Please read below for more details:

-Individual instructors may still require that masks be worn during their lessons or classes; individual students may do the same.
-Masks are still required for audience members at NSM performances.
**Kids Cabaret will require masks this year.** Masking during the final performance will be based on group consensus among participants and their families.
-Play Me! An Introduction to Instruments will be mask-optional.
-The NSM Choir Program continues to have mask-optional rehearsals. Click here for details.

New School of Music reserves the right to require rapid tests prior to unmasked performances or other events. When applicable, this requirement will be communicated ahead of time.

Staff and students who show symptoms should stay home until receiving a negative test result or until 10 days after symptoms started (with feeling better and no fever). Staff and students who have no symptoms but receive a positive test result should stay home until 10 days after the test.

All of our in-person faculty members are fully vaccinated.

NSM reserves the right to ask any person (student, faculty, family member, staff, etc.) to leave if their symptoms or behaviors present a risk to others at the school.

Contact Tracing Notice:

If you develop symptoms or receive positive test results for COVID-19 and have been at NSM in the past 14 days, we ask that you email Contact tracing is an essential part of containing the pandemic, and we need to be able to inform others of possible exposure. We will make every attempt to preserve your privacy.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can keep each other safe and continue to make great music!