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Music For Stressed COVID

At times of great challenge, music helps to uplift us. But right now, thousands of creative professionals in the music industry need our help. The events of this week, the new restrictions around gatherings, travel, and everyday life, are having a profound impact on everyone involved in our music industry – not only musicians and songwriters, but crew who work across sound, production, backline, and all manner of technical aspects, as well as venues, publicists, managers, and the many individuals who support music in this country with specialist skills.
Undergraduate and graduate students at the College, Conservatory, and some Valencia programs who completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA, meet eligibility requirements for Title IV federal student aid, and were enrolled in campus-based classes for spring 2020 are eligible.

Started in 1951 with a $10,000 personal contribution from AFM President James C. Petrillo in memory of his late son, the Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians is a charitable trust fund that provides financial aid to disabled members of the American Federation of Musicians.
The singer-songwriter Janet Devlin and artist Yungblud are two such examples, who have recently played ‘concerts’ that they have performed specifically for the fans via live-streaming – 200,000 people tuned in for Yungblud live, it can now be found on YouTube.

Domestic students: If you need to request a medical withdrawal (Berklee College of Music) or a medical leave of absence (Boston Conservatory at Berklee), please schedule an appointment (login required) with Jeff Klug, associate dean of Health and Wellness, and be prepared to provide appropriate medical documentation for your request.
Boroko (Agenzia Fides) – Contactless sports, musical creations, reflection sessions, themed films and cineforums: these are some of the initiatives proposed by educators to young convoy of hope students and residents of the Don Bosco and Mary Our Help Technological Institute, in Boroko Savio Haus, in Bomana in these months of tension and concern caused by COVID-19.
All departments who currently rely on the mailroom need to be prepared to continue operating without interruption if Berklee’s mailroom cannot be staffed, the state or federal government orders a shelter in place” mandate, or carrier deliveries are suspended or stopped.

The music video for Everything I Am features Singaporeans such as OK Chicken Rice owners Daniel Tan and Clara Loh, who delivered free chicken rice to healthcare workers, a local deaf dance crew Redeafination, and local initiative Come Makan With Me – where Singaporeans invite migrant workers for a shared meal in their homes.
We are supporting record labels and their trade associations worldwide by sharing information and knowledge, mapping general and music-related measures approved by governments around the world, monitoring action taken by the music sector, and providing useful resources for the independent community.

Students should plan to participate in these classes during regularly scheduled class times. Students must move out of the residence halls by Wednesday, March 18; storage and shipping services are available; and students must submit an appeal by Friday, March 13 if they have extenuating circumstances and need to stay on campus.
The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020), signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020, helps provide financial stability and relief for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. Berklee will recognize seniors’ accomplishments with a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, and continue the tradition of a collaborative music, dance, and theater tribute on commencement eve, Friday, May 8.

Live music is cancelled for the foreseeable future and record stores remain closed, but the music industry is adapting. The WSJ cites data from Mount Sinai Health System which suggests that 25% to 40% of first responders and healthcare workers in the US will experience some form of stress or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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