The Butler School of Music has developed building access and operational plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Information about building access, operational plans, and policies for in-person activities can be found on this page. The Butler School will continue to update information as we prepare for the fall 2020 hybrid opening.

We strongly recommend that all students, faculty and staff read the full Distancing, Equipment, Hygiene, Access and Flow Committee Report informing our decisions for this year.

Building Access

  • Activities in the building will take place based on the Austin Public Health risk stages (view plan)
  • UT IDs will be required by all faculty, staff and students for swiping into the building
  • Air scrubbing and ventilation details 

Indoor Safety

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Protocol for elevators, stairwells, restrooms and communal areas
  • Locker policies

Practice Spaces

  • Spaces have been re-purposed all over the building to maximize student practice spaces
  • Policies for practice room assignments and outline of request process
  • Piano tuning

Classrooms, Rehearsal Rooms and Performance Halls

  • Social distancing requirements
  • Scheduling requests and access 
  • Performance hall guidelines for recital recordings

Reserving a Room

  • Policies and procedures for students reserving rooms
  • Classrooms available for Faculty, TAs and AIs to record lectures

Office Services

  • Mail
  • Copiers