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COVID-19 Information

Live Updates and Statistics

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Guidance and Planning for Ensembles

COVID-19 Interim Guidance for BHS Ensembles and Singing Communities

In light of the current public health emergency, we are all wondering when we might be able to safely sing together again. Just as we understand that voices united in song can make a positive and meaningful impact on ourselves and those around us, we should also recognize that we must work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This guide includes background information around COVID-19, discusses how the choral ecosystem has responded in light of the science behind the virus, guidance for all singing communities, including quartets and choruses, and considerations around insurance.

The Drive-In Rehearsal: Singing Safely During the Pandemic

An innovative solution of wired microphones, dusty analog sound mixing consoles, and a FM transmitter helped this chorus start rehearsing again.

Science, Data, and the Near-Term Future of Singing Webinar

“A marathon, not a sprint”: a panel of scientists and leading arts administrators are framing the conversation of what we’ll need to know to understand the implications of singing together.

Planning for your choir in uncertain times

Access the "Planning for Your Choir in Uncertain Times — A Framework” PDF below, created by Dr. Brendan Lord of Choir Alberta.

As referenced in the National Webinar on COVID-19 and Choral Music in Canada, presented by Choral Canada and the nine provincial choral organizations: British Columbia Choral Federation, Choir Alberta, Saskatchewan Choral Federation, Manitoba Choral Association, Choirs Ontario, Alliance choral du Québec, New Brunswick Choral Federation, Nova Scotia Choral Federation, Choral NL).

Virtual Activities

Using Zoom to Stay Connected

Zoom is a web video conferencing tool that is being used by the BHS and singing groups across the world to stay connected and engaged. We use Zoom instead of other applications because it allows us to connect easily and to speak with each other without any hassles.

Zoom Tutorials for Choirs with Jordan Travis

Resources for BHS Leaders

BHS Announcements

2021 Harmony University Belmont

2021 Midwinter Convention

While the in-person convention experience in New York, New York has been canceled, you can still join us for the 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention!

Additional Information

View more updates here.

Additional Helpful Links

Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators (NAfME)

Choruses and COVID-19 (Chorus America)

Virtual Learning: Taking your Choir Rehearsals Online (Chorus Connection)

Virtual Music Rehearsals: A Chorus Director's Perspective (Chorus Connection)

Webinar: Collegiate Choral Music During the Coronavirus Pandemic (National Collegiate Choral Organization)

Sing Duets Over the Internet (New York Times)