With a return to music making, we’ll have new regulations to follow in order to keep each other safe. These measures currently include general guidance, as well as more specific requirements for wind players and singers (and those who work closely with them).

Key Take-Aways:

Masks are required indoors at all times

Masks are required indoors at all times, including during performing arts classes, unless you’re in a room alone, with the door closed, or participating in a singing or wind instrument lesson, rehearsal or performance under the guidelines below.

Daily symptom monitoring

Daily symptom monitoring must be completed prior to coming to campus. Please download the easy-to-use UCLA Mobile app (iOS, Android).

All individuals must be fully vaccinated

All individuals must be fully vaccinated – students, faculty and staff. The only permitted exceptions are appropriate medical exemptions (please review the process HERE.)

Mandatory testing three-times per week for Faculty/staff and students directly involved with performance activities involving voice/winds

Our faculty, staff and students involved with performance activities involving voice/winds must be tested three times per week (3xW).

School of Music students and faculty who are in the room for any activity where a singer’s mask comes down or a brass or woodwind instrument is played through a slitted musician mask must test 3xW. 

School of Music students and faculty who are not in the room for any of those activities fall under the regular university guidance that requires testing 2xW for non-vaccinated people and recommends it for vaccinated people.

All three tests do not have to be performed at UCLA, although free and convenient testing is readily available on campus. Specific information about which tests are acceptable and how to upload results will be shared soon.

We have testing kits available at the school, along with details about how to have your free tests processed. This regular sentinel testing—even if a faculty, staff or student is on campus only a day or two a week—will allow us to proactively act to ensure the safety and welfare of our campus community.

No eating in Herb Alpert School of Music buildings

No eating in Herb Alpert School of Music buildings, with an exception for faculty, TAs or staff alone in offices with the door closed.

If you are drinking water, please use a container with a straw, so that the disruption to your mask is minimized as much as possible. We invite you to go outside and enjoy your meal with friends.

Newly-created outdoor classroom/rehearsal spaces

Some ensembles that include wind and/or vocalists have been moved to newly-created outdoor classroom/rehearsal spaces, so please confirm your class location.