The Minnesota Orchestra is Working with ME Faculty to Maximize Safety

ME Associate Professor Jiarong Hong leads a research team that is working with the Minnesota Orchestra to study how far wind instruments spread aerosols. Once Hong's work is complete, Assistant Professor Suo Yang will then model patterns of airflow and exchange in Orchestra Hall.

The good news: wind instruments typically do not spread aerosols farther than one foot. These findings are helping the orchestra establish protocols for both rehearsals and performances.