CRITICAL DISTANCE AND MUSICIANS REMAINING A SUFFICIENT DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER
During this Covid19 pandemic we have all become concerned about the proximity of one vocalist or instrumental musician to another. It is likely these concerns will remain well into the future, especially during flu season. Increasing the distance between performers has been shown to benefit health by reduce viral spread, and as long as this increased distance does not degrade the intelligibility of singing or the quality of instrumental music. Increased distancing would also have hearing conservation benefits for those who find themselves in a noisy instrumental environment.