National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has created a resource and news page with World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance as well as information related to music instrument hygiene, plus online professional development and virtual teaching resources.
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Instrument Cleaning Guidelines
The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation have recently recommended guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments.
Music Publishers Agree to to Allow Educational Use of Copyrighted Music
Several prominent music publishers have temporarily allowed the use of their copyrighted music for educational purposes through an agreement with the NFHS and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). These guidelines are designed to allow high school musicians to complete their year-end assessments and for classroom instruction while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The agreement will expire on June 15.