Safety in Music

Our number one priority is health and safety with a focus on ensuring students progress academically.


This section of pages is intended to provide information specific to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff in the College of Music. Links are included as well to MSU policies and procedures that apply to everyone on campus. Major topics with additional information can be accessed via the navigation at rigth, or listed here:

  • Safety Protocolos: Best practices about cleaning and safety  
  • Safety Plan: General health and safety measures, use of the music facilities, academic classes, protocols for private instruction, practice rooms, studio classes, and ensemble rehearsals 
  • Safety Communications: Important emails from deans and directors
  • Rehearsal Procedures and Schedules: Band/Orchestra, Choral, Jazz

Important communications (email and website)

Students should review these pages. If specific questions or concerns remain after doing so, messages may be sent to associate deans. 

Students should pay close attention to email. Notifications and updates may be sent during the semester. Consult with your primary faculty for specific issues related to your area. Visit the Safety Communications page for past messages.


Health and Support

If you are experiencing abuse of any kind, visit our Listening & Support page for safety and reporting resources.

If you are experiencing a mental health issue of any kind, visit our Musicians' Wellness page for mental and other health resources.


University Resources

Together We Will: MSU's hub for information on returning to campus safely.

FAQs from MSU: Always the latest information.

CAPS: The Counseling and Psychiatric Services office on campus is available to all MSU students. Click the link to visit their page for full information. CAPS is also providing remote crisis services 24/7/365. If you or another student/friend is in crisis and needs to talk with someone, call CAPS Crisis Line at (517) 355-8270 and press “1” when prompted to speak with a crisis counselor. You will be connected to a confidential, no-charge counselor available to assist you with connecting to a variety of services and resources.