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Building Safe Spaces for Beautiful Sounds

Middle and Upper School Chorus has a new kind of sound that is music to the ears of those who hear it. When they arrive to choral class, students stand socially distant, wearing masks, and fixed on choral director Tina Kuhlman’s direction as they sing with a muted sound, which is a byproduct of wearing masks. Each row of students is surrounded by a layer of PPE, comprised of a blend of tall transparent partitions and chairs situated at a distance. Kuhlman said she is so pleased with the level of enthusiasm that the students are bringing to rehearsals, and how quickly they have adapted to the new set-up. “With such beautiful and versatile spaces provided by The Schiff Center, students are able to remain safe and protected while they continue to grow and thrive as young musicians,” said Kulhman.