While the COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted the way we teach music, we continue to adapt and persevere. It is with that spirit that the Pacific Music Institute announces its summer 2021 program–offering both online and small in-person classes that follow strict health and safety protocols. Ensemble in-person instruction will be held at the spacious Hawaii Convention Center while an online-only option accommodates our mainland and international students and faculty who may be unable to travel.
Before entering the Hawaii Convention Center, students will have to pass through a temperature screening location. From then, participants will be required to check-in upon arrival, ask a series of health questions, and then check out upon leaving the premises. During in-person instruction, all students and faculty are required to wear face masks. All woodwind and brass students should minimize their spread of aerosols by using bell covers and overlapping masks similar to these.
Students will be placed in one 10-person cohort to limit the interaction across programs. 6-foot spacing will be enforced with an even greater distance between wind players. High touch areas will be sanitized between classes.
We are cautiously optimistic that the state will be at Tier 4 by the time PMI starts on July 5th. Following the Honolulu COVID-19 Reopening Framework, we can allow a maximum of 10 people in a room in Tier 3. In-person enrollment will be limited. We encourage all faculty and students to be vaccinated as it becomes available.
Exact logistics of each program is subject to change due to the fluid and uncertain nature of the pandemic.
For more information
Hawaii Convention Center’s reopening protocols and guidelines:
Oahu’s Reopening Strategy: