HEAT ALERT

Excessive heat watch issued for parts of New Jersey with sizzling temperatures

Montclair State University music students rehearse in parking deck to ensure pandemic safety

Music students at Montclair State University have found an unusual place to rehearse as they stay safe during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2020, 10:02 AM

Updated 1,367 days ago

Share:

Music students at Montclair State University have found an unusual place to rehearse as they stay safe during the pandemic.
They are making music in a parking deck.
Choir and instrumental classes are taking place in the open-air garage as a precaution against the spread of the virus.
This fall semester is the first time in months the groups have been able to practice together in person.
"The difference between performing live and online, well, there is no comparison. As live musicians, this is what we're trained to do," says Heather Buchanan, director of University Singers
Most performing arts students take in-person classes at Montclair State, though a majority of other university classes are being held remotely.


More from News 12
2:32
HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory in effect for New Jersey with extreme highs expected all week

HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory in effect for New Jersey with extreme highs expected all week

2:04
NJ Transit: Service into and out of NY Penn Station on schedule following disruptions

NJ Transit: Service into and out of NY Penn Station on schedule following disruptions

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

2:41
Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

0:23
Motorcycle crashes in Jersey City near Communipaw intersection

Motorcycle crashes in Jersey City near Communipaw intersection

0:31
Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

2:06
Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

1:27
Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

0:52
Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

2:28
Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

14:52:13
13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

2:06
Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

0:53
‘He’s a coward.’ Norcross calls out Platkin for filing racketeering indictment against him

‘He’s a coward.’ Norcross calls out Platkin for filing racketeering indictment against him

0:26
Police: Bloomfield man shot at vehicle in Montclair road rage incident

Police: Bloomfield man shot at vehicle in Montclair road rage incident

2:17
NJ Hall of Fame Entertainment & Learning Center to open this month at American Dream

NJ Hall of Fame Entertainment & Learning Center to open this month at American Dream

0:27
New Jersey AG investigates death during police encounter at Route 9 gas station in Woodbridge

New Jersey AG investigates death during police encounter at Route 9 gas station in Woodbridge

1:34
What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce

What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce

0:26
Officials: Wildfire in Berkeley Township temporarily closes portion of the Garden State Parkway

Officials: Wildfire in Berkeley Township temporarily closes portion of the Garden State Parkway

Prosecutors try to link alleged bribes of Sen. Bob Menendez to appointment of federal prosecutor

Prosecutors try to link alleged bribes of Sen. Bob Menendez to appointment of federal prosecutor

0:33
Some NJ schools announce early dismissals as state braces for heat wave

Some NJ schools announce early dismissals as state braces for heat wave