Our middle school Chorus has been rehearsing both inside and outside this fall. When we are indoors in the Auditorium, students sing 3 feet apart while fully masked. We use this time for warming up, learning new pieces and adjusting to singing in a large ensemble. There are 82 students in this group!
When we go outside, students usually pair up or form quartets for independent work. This time is spent practicing sight singing, building confidence and developing skills that lead to singing in harmony. During this time, students may sing without their masks (if distanced). It allows for me to talk with students individually and hear them sing apart from the huge group.