COVID-19 Resources

NOTE: This page is a work in progress. We continue to add helpful information and links to this page. If an AAM member is aware of other resources that might be useful to the membership, please send the webmaster an email with the information.

AAM Joins Coalition for COVID-19 Research
AAM has joined an international coalition of over one hundred music organizations to sponsor research into aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in rehearsal and performance settings. Preliminary results and recommendations are regularly updated on the coalition website:
https://www.nfhs.org/articles/unprecedented-international-coalition-led-by-performing-arts-organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/
Additionally, our AAM President, Marty Wheeler Burnett is attending bimonthly meetings of the coalition and posting information here. Members are invited to utilize these resources in planning for the year ahead.

Note that the recommendations offered in the document below are designed to reduce risk but do not eliminate it. Please review the data for yourself and keep in mind factors like infection rates in your community and whether you have singers who are in high risk groups. Of course, be aware of and comply with your diocesan guidelines.

Read the updated recommendations for singers/spreakers (Posted August 8)

Download the August 2020 Updated Recommendations

An important message from our Board of Directors (April 7)
The Board of the Association of Anglican Musicians strongly urges AAM members to follow all directives as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and self-quarantining are appropriate and will necessitate the alteration of plans for rehearsals, performances, and liturgies.

Our baptismal covenant in The Book of Common Prayer charges us to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” We are called to follow the example of Jesus in protecting the most vulnerable and those on the margins of our society. Our role in the Episcopal Church and our communities is to engage in practices that protect the health and well-being of all people.

As we seek to fulfill our ministries during this pandemic, we encourage clergy and lay leaders to create and implement policies that promote wellness and safety for all staff and volunteers.

A Message from our Chaplain, The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander (March 26)

Copyright Law and the Church Musician (article by David Schaap)

Zoom Tutorial for Hosts (42 minutes, in-depth). Everything you wanted to know about hosting a Zoom meeting. Free video from Screencasts.com with host Rosemary Orchard.

Zoom for Participants. Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland created a PDF showing how to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Resources on the national American Guild of Organists site

Resources on EpiscopalChurch.org