Welcome back to Winter Quarter! Join us tonight at 5:00 pm for a panel presentation discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the classical music world. We’ll be hearing from:
Audrey Slote: “Sounding Resilience: Freelance Musicians in the Time of COVID-19”
Melani Shahin: “Rehearsing Together Alone: An Examination of Virtually Mediated Music-Making and Socialization in College Orchestras during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for performers and scholars of music. Restrictions on travel and gatherings have led to necessary adaptations in the ways we produce and consume music, particularly classical music. Many classical musicians face an unprecedented level of precarity in their careers. Yet for many of us, music and the arts feel more essential than ever before. The resilience and determination of performing musicians to continue making and sharing their art stands out against a bleak backdrop of uncertainty and isolation.
We look forward to seeing you tonight!