Preceded by […] The NFHS SMAC and Music Committee believes it is essential to the physical and mental well-being of high school students across the nation to return to physical activity and activity participation. Although online showcases and festivals were held in some states, students – and coaches, teachers and directors – are hoping to return to the auditoriums, concert halls and stages this fall. Contributing Organizations. Dr. James Weaver, Director of Performing Arts and Sports at NFHS and Mark Spede, President of the College Band Directors National Association, are co-leads of the study. An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts activities. They also learn to be better communicators and tend to be good listeners – qualities that are essential for success in life and in their chosen careers. By Dr. Karissa Niehoff on October 20, 2020. View CBDNA, Aerosol Study - Preliminary Results Round 2 - August 2020.pdf from COMPUTER S CS2211 at Western University. Similar to sports, competing on the debate team or playing in the marching band or acting on stage as a part of the theatre team help students develop critical-thinking skills. An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts activities. Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is starting her third year as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Not only should they be retained by schools, the results of the aerosol study show that if schools are in session, these activities can be safely conducted by implementing a mitigation strategy focused on Masks-Distance-Time-Air Flow-Hygiene. Like their counterparts in athletics, many participants in performing arts lost opportunities for state championship competition last spring when schools were shut down due to the pandemic. Outdoor activities, such as marching band rehearsals, achieve optimal air flow; and utilizing masks, bell covers and social distancing, provides a better option. WHO IS THE NFHS. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. James Weaver, director of performing arts and sports with the NFHS, and Dr. Mark Spede, director of bands at Clemson University and CBDNA president, who spearheaded this research, this data shows that with effort, commitment and willingness to adapt on the part of schools, students can continue to be involved in performing arts programs this year. The NFHS SMAC and Music Committee believes it is essential to the physical and mental well-being of high school students across the nation to return to physical activity and activity participation. Last week, the NFHS and more than 125 performing arts organizations released the second round of results of an aerosol study during a webinar hosted by the NFHS and attended by more than 2,500 performing arts educators and others. Preceded by […] CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS. Similar to sports, competing on the debate team or playing in the marching band or acting on stage as a part of the theatre team help students develop critical-thinking skills. In August, an aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts activities. Short-term, we encourage schools to utilize suggestions from the aerosol study to offer these programs this school year. This  one-of-a-kind study led by the NFHS and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) has demonstrated that with proper mitigation efforts, schools can continue to offer music, speech, debate and theatre for the more than four million high school students involved in these programs. Russia and Water Resources are the final choices for the 2021-2022 na. The NFHS recognizes that it is likely that ALL students will not be able to return to – and sustain – activity at the same time in all schools, regions and states. Short-term, we encourage schools to utilize suggestions from the aerosol study to offer these programs this school year. By the NFHS. This one-of-a-kind study led by the NFHS and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) has demonstrated that with proper mitigation efforts, schools can continue to offer music, speech, debate and theatre for the more than four … Performing Arts Aerosol Study Co-Chair. CBDNA, NFHS, NAfME, the NAMM Foundation and over 100 performing arts organizations are supporting a scientific study to learn how COVID-19 may spread via aerosol distribution in music and develop mitigation techniques to prevent or lessen aerosol distribution during singing and playing of wind instruments. 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