The main purpose of this page is to address health and safety practices within the Clive Davis Institute facility at 370 Jay Street. This page will be updated as CDI has new or revised information to share with our community.
Our facilities operation plan was approved by NYU Associate Vice President for Student Health, Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, as well as Tisch School of the Arts. We wish to share aspects of our plan to keep the 5th and 6th floor studios, practice rooms, edit suites, meeting rooms, tech shop, and other spaces and all their contents as clean and safe as possible for the duration of the academic year. While the facilities will be available for class and student use, there are new rules to follow, and new booking procedures for student sessions.
For the most updated general NYU information, please refer to the NYU Returns site. Parents, please visit the NYU Parents site for additional resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
LETTER FROM NICK SANSANO, ASSOCIATE CHAIR
FEBRUARY 21, 2021
Dear Clive Davis Institute Families,
We are well into the Spring 2021 semester and I would like to offer an update on how the semester is progressing.
I wish I could dispense with starting my updates acknowledging how difficult and challenging life has been for our students and their families. However, we still find ourselves in challenging times. Most thankfully, ReMu students remain supportive of each other and respectfully empathetic. Our entire community continues to exhibit exemplary behavior in following all the established health and safety guidelines and protocols, and offering emotional support. As faculty and staff, we remain available to discuss issues of fatigue and health with our students, as well as with each other, at any time.
Following the relative success of our Fall 2020 reopening, we continue to balance access to our facility with our health and safety concerns. ReMu facility hours have been modified to adjust for changes made to NYC mass transit, and we have spaced student bookings and classes to accommodate proper cleaning and ventilation. Along with clear documentation, we have provided all with a health and cleanliness instructional video, and clear signage throughout the 5th and 6th floors. Cleaning and disinfection supplies are provided in all our rooms.
The studios, edit suites, and practice spaces will continue on the same modified operating schedule we set up in the fall, allowing for safe travel time, and mass transit & NYU shuttle availability. Students’ studio and practice space bookings for curricular and extracurricular session work remain available and are proceeding as planned. Students continue to book all studios, edit suites, and practice rooms, and reserve gear and instruments remotely through our Recorded Music Studio Scheduler software. This minimizes on-site wait times and limits unnecessary travel and contact.
NYC laws still prohibit live audience performances both on campus and at outside venues. Therefore, we will continue to host hybrid performances that combine Live to Tape and Live Stream from our facility, from the students’ homes and dorms, and eventually outside venues that are approved for streaming. For all performances thus far, the performers and musicians have been safely distanced, (at times in different rooms) while still being able to play, record, and be filmed in real-time. We have the technical infrastructure to enable this. We are seeing many artists, musicians, even entire orchestras embracing this concept both within the University and commercially.
I will remain communicative and vigilant, and keep you informed of any changes as they may develop. Our Clive Davis Institute faculty and staff remain committed to the health and well-being of our students, as well as their education and professional development. We are doing all we can to find and maintain a safe balance.
Nick Sansano (signed)"