COVID-19 Policies for Practice/Rehearsal Rooms, Studios, Suites, and Tech Labs

General policies, such as completing your daily symptom reporting and participating in testing, apply to all practice and performance-related rooms.

Policies for Individual Solo Practice

  • Reservations are made in 30-minute increments.
  • A 30-minute ventilation downtime is automatically added after each reservation.
  • If you are planning to sing or play a wind instrument, you should reserve up to one hour in a single room and stay no longer than 45 minutes after the start of your session. This requirement is based on high aerosol transmission from singing and wind instruments. You may reserve another room to continue your solo practice.
  • You can reserve two consecutive hours in a single room if you are not planning to sing or play a wind instrument.
  • A maximum total of four hours per day is allowed for all students.
  • Only one reservation per room per day is allowed for all students.
  • You can reserve rooms up to two days in advance.
  • The schedule switches to the next day at 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • The use of masks is required at all times when you are in your designated individual practice space; this guideline applies to everyone, regardless of instrument. The door must be closed at all times while practicing.

Policies for Ensemble Rehearsals

  • Reservations are made in blocks of two hours (two rooms will be provided to you for the duration of your session).
  • After one hour, you must switch rooms to prevent air buildup.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Social distancing is required: a minimum of six feet between people is required, except for trombones and singers. Trombones require nine feet from others. Singers must be 15 feet from others. 
  • You can reserve rooms up to three days in advance.
  • The schedule switches to the next day at 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Reservations can be made or cancelled at least one hour before the session.

How to Reserve a Room

  1. Once the semester has begun, you can reserve a room by logging in to aaof.berklee.edu. Watch a video tutorial (login required) on how to use the system.
  2. You must submit a daily symptom check and attestation form each time you have a reservation. It must be submitted on the day of your reservation no more than four hours prior to arrival at the facility. Access to the facility will not be granted until this form is submitted.
  3. An email notification will be sent to you confirming your reservation.
Review the hours, instruments, and equipment for specific rooms at the following links: