COVID-19 Policy Adjustments (2020-2021)

Use of Jacobs School of Music Instruments

To compare to usual policy, please see "Use of Jacobs School of Music Instruments" under Regulations and Procedures in this bulletin.

School instruments are available only to students enrolled in Jacobs School of Music courses, e.g., ensemble or performance lessons. Rental and deposit may be charged as approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Non-music students must pay a rental fee.

To uphold safety and sanitization measures during the Covid-19 pandemic, school-owned instruments will be checked out exclusively to one student at a time, unless special permission is obtained. All instruments and cases will be cleaned upon their return and will not be checked out again until a waiting period of 7 days has passed.

Any student renting a clarinet or saxophone for a techniques class will be asked to provide their own mouthpiece. The Instrumental Office will have a small supply of new mouthpieces available for student to purchase through their bursar account, if desired. Brass mouthpieces. bocals, and flute lip plates will be cleaned, sanitized, and will adhere to the 7-day waiting period policy.

A prescribed method of sign-out and return of instruments is essential to their efficient use. Failure to follow sign-out or return procedures subjects the student to a minimum fine of $60 plus $1 per calendar day until the student is released of responsibility.

Instruments are assigned for a specific period of time, which is never to extend beyond the last day of classes each semester. Students needing an instrument after the last day of classes must obtain special permission from the Instrumental Rental Office or be subject to the fine policy. Instrument return appointment times will be staggered to ensure safe social distancing; however, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the Instrument Rental Office in a timely manner to ensure that they comply with return date policies.

A student using a school-owned instrument is responsible for the care of the instrument; any damage incurred, other than the usual wear, is the responsibility of the student. Repairs are made by the university and charged to the student. Students must obtain documented permission from the Instrumental Rental Office before taking a school-owned instrument off campus. Failure to do so may result in early termination of the rental agreement, and the student will be financially responsible for any damages to the instrument.

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