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Safety in the concert hall during COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: Jan 16

Our lab conducted a series of experiments with Minnesota Orchestra wind and brass players this past summer to help us determine how to most safely bring musicians together onstage. Take a look at what they learned, and how these findings may be useful to musicians everywhere. This study includes measuring aerosol generation from different wind instruments both in the lab and in the symphony hall and was published in Journal of Aerosol Science.


He, R., Gao, L., Trifonov, M., & Hong, J. (2021).Aerosol generation from different wind instruments. Journal of Aerosol Science, 151, 105669.


Abraham, A., He, R., Shao, S., Kumar, S., Wang, C., Guo, B., Trifonov, M., Willis, M., & Hong, J. (2020). Risk assessment of airborne transmission of COVID-19 during orchestra performance. Journal of Aerosol Science, 157, 105797.



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