Royal Holloway University of London is open with social distancing measures in place for individual music-making, one-to-one teaching and opportunities for students to receive world-class performance opportunities.
The health and wellbeing of our community is our top priority and protective measures have been put in place to help ensure the safest possible use of the building at this time. This includes requiring all staff and students to wear facemasks on campus. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
We expect a wide range of College facilities to be operational by September 2020. Our focus will be on providing space for music-making activities on campus and a blend of in-person and digital delivery of as many activities as possible. To support this, we are planning a flexible curriculum for the autumn that will enable students to benefit from our world-leading teaching and facilities while keeping safe, as well as taking advantage of our digital learning environment.
From September, we will be resuming our performance programme with social distancing measures in place. We will facilitate student music-making both with classmates and the roster of celebrated visiting artists who will be coming to the College to work with us. The programme includes a wide range of solo and chamber music, with the hope of moving to large group, festivals and public events from the spring (circumstances dependent).
Some of these projects will use blended approaches with both live and digital interaction, harnessing all the additional benefits that online resources can bring. Our autumn international concert season will include specially commissioned films and an expanded programme of streaming and recording to share our performances, student opportunities and other activities with global audiences.
From January 2021, dependent on Government, industry and College advice, we are planning to reintroduce more face-to-face and group activity onsite, except where we think digital delivery is better for students and staff alike.
Royal Holloway is a highly creative and adaptable community of exceptional students, professors and staff.
To see how the Royal Holloway arts community has pulled together to create music remotely follow #FestInterrupted or #RHULConcerts on social media.
Please scroll through the following important guidelines to learn more about what the College and the Department of Music are doing to ensure the safety of its students and staff;