COVID-19 Updates at Don Wright Faculty of Music

Important updates from the Dean's Office

Along with Western University, we continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation and take direction from federal, provincial and local health authorities.

Western’s main website at remains the central source for up-to-date information from the University. Please follow this as your primary source of information. The Don Wright Faculty of Music's Health and Safety Team will continue to regularly email you directly with updates specific to our Music community.

Contact Music's Health and Safety team at with additional questions or concerns that are not covered below.

Quick links
COVID-19 Self-Assessment and Absence Notification

Don Wright Faculty of Music Campus guidelines 

Updated May 18, 2022

Music students, faculty and staff - Please continue to check your UWO email for important updates from the Dean, your program's Associate Dean, and your Department Chair.

General questions specific to Music - above and beyond the extensive health and safety measures put in place at the university level - may be directed to A revised health and safety guidlines document will be shared at the start of the school year, as needed.

Visit Western's central FAQs page for ongoing questions about University-wide protocols.


Building and Facility Access

Talbot College (TC) and Music Building (MB) Building Hours 


Safety Ambassadors
The Ambassadors program ended April 30, 2022 and will be reassessed over the spring and summer. Please continue to email with any questions or concerns.

For all accessibility accommodations, email for access and completion of campus questionnaires.

Public facility bookings (including theatre rentals)
Please reach out to Concert Manager Louis D’Alton to discuss options. All other room booking requests should be directed to 


Vaccination and Testing

Contact for more information, or visit Vaccines - COVID-19 Testing on campus - Western University ( for complete campus testing and vaccination information.

Additional questions regarding vaccination, testing and accommodation requests for all Western students and employees can be directed to:




student services 

Undergraduate Music Students
Visit the Undergraduate Student Services webpage for detailed information. Support is always available in-person (see posted hours on TC 210 office door, or by appointment during business hours) or virtually 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Graduate Music Students
Visit the Music Graduate Student Services webpage for detailed information. In addition to information provided specifically for Music students, look for additional and continued updates by email from your program and refer to the dedicated webpage from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS). View SGPS Services Guide

Primary staff contacts for all Music students

All emails are monitored Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm (excluding holidays). Email remains the best way to contact all members of the student support team, and to set up phone, Zoom or in-person meetings as needed. Please continue to check your UWO email address for the latest updates specific to your Music studies at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. All Departments and Administrative Offices continue to be fully operational to meet all your academic needs.

Student Resources Hub - one-stop resource for all Western students

Digital Student Experience - support and resources for all Western students

FAQ - Ensembles and Studio Lessons
Information for Music students - Access via the MPS Handbook
Information for Non-Music students - Visit the non-Music student ensemble information webpage 

All questions relating to Ensembles and Studio lessons should be directed to the Music Performance Studies Department 


Music Library

The Music Library is currently open during posted business hours. Visit Western Libraries COVID-19 webpage for up-to-date information. Contact with any Music Library-specific questions after you've reviewed Western Libraries central website.


Future Students

Thriving Foundations - Western-led 3-part transition program designed to make sure you can thrive as a Mustang.

Virtual Open Houseexplore virtual connections and opportunities at Western Music from home

Welcome to Western - main Western site for all future students

Thank you for your interest in the Don Wright Faculty of Music! Explore our Future Student webpages to learn more.

Whether you are joining us in 2022, or beyond if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reply to our emails or reach out directly to Recruitment Coordinator Sasha Gorbasew at 

Ready to apply or awaiting your offer of admission? Please continue to check your email (including spam filter/junk mail folder) for important updates and deadlines from Western and from us directly. If you have questions about the application process, please reach out to our Student Services team: Undergraduate - or Graduate 

Undergraduate applicants can also visit Western's main "Welcome" website for general updates relating to University admissions.


Audience Members and the 2021-22 Concert Season


Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, all performances at the Don Wright Faculty of Music are open to the public, with mandatory masking and vaccination policies.

Up-to-date event information is available via our main Events webpage. Complete audience information available on the Audience Information webpage, which will always contain up-to-date health and safety information.

Masking and vaccination requirements continue throughout the spring and summer session - until further notice - for all visitors to campus, in line with Western University's policy (read April 21 update).

For full campus guidelines, visit Western's COVID-19 webpage.

Requirements for the fall 2022 term will be announced by September 1.


Inquiries: (preferred) or 519-661-3767

If you haven't already done so, please join our email list to receive up-to-date information. Complete the sign-up form or email to sign up. 


Outreach Programming

Community outreach programs
New Horizons Band remains cancelled until further notice. We are hopeful for a full, in-person return in fall 2022. Young Winds has been cancelled for 2022. 

School groups
Contact Recruitment Coordinator Sasha Gorbasew ( to explore virtual opportunities with your class or musical group.


In the news

New artwork unveiled, rooted in pandemic resilience (via Western News, April 13, 2021)

Safe practices and new barriers keep Music Faculty humming along (via Facilities Management, Western University, February 11, 2021)

Handful of music classes continue in-person through lockdown (via Western Gazette, January 26, 2021)

Music research pivots amidst the pandemic (via Western News, December 2, 2020)

Musicians’ health measures ‘new for everybody’ (via Western News, August 28, 2020)

Pandemic has led to global outbreak of music (via Western News, March 25, 2020)

More news


contact us

If you are unsure who to turn to with your specific Don Wright Faculty of Music question, please reach out to (monitored 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday) and we will respond or re-direct your inquiry ASAP.

If you are a student in crisis and require immediate support, visit