Download and adapt these forms for your chorus.
In our Chorus COVID Protocols Survey, our preliminary results show that 36% of choruses plan to require singers to sign a COVID waiver, 34% do not, and approximately 30% are currently unsure.
We simultaneously asked choruses if they would be willing to share the waiver forms they will be using, as well as their names. Thank you so much to the choruses that generously shared their Singer COVID-19 Liability-Waiver and Protocol Forms. These are forms that "hold harmless" the chorus from legal liability, and at the same time detail singer protocols and guidelines for safe rehearsals and performances.
We've included links to many of those forms below. We curated the submissions to be representative of the sorts of forms most frequently used. We've organized them by chorus type, though many are generic and could be used by any type of chorus. While the forms convey similar information, they vary in length and style so choose an example that works best for your chorus. We also collected a number of broader singer policy agreements but limited our selections here to COVID-only.
Professional and Semi-professional
A special thank you to the choruses that generously shared.
These include the organizations listed above, as well as the Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus, Hudson Community Choruses, and Oak City Sound - all of whom provided valuable documents as well.
Good luck as you navigate your return to rehearsals and live performances. "Stay tuned" as we plan to publish additional blog posts that we hope you will find helpful in managing through this hopeful but cautious new season.
Michael is the former Chief Marketing Officer of Chorus Connection, and volunteer marketing advisor to VOX Femina Los Angeles. He's passionate about helping choruses grow their audiences and supporters. Michael was CEO of Digital Planet and President and Managing Director of digital and direct marketing advertising agencies in New York and Los Angeles.