Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

Please note this is a “living” document. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available via federal, state, and local agencies.

COVID-19 Update:

The Philadelphia International Music Festival is committed to making the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff our first priority. The procedures outlined below were implemented in the summer of 2021 to enable students to experience a wonderful summer of music making live at PIMF. PIMF is regularly monitoring guidelines and updates from the CDC, federal, state, and county health departments for the upcoming 2022 summer season and will regularly update our policies as new information becomes available. The guidelines listed below are subject to change as needed and/or required.

Arrival and Departure Procedures

  • Student arrivals will be staggered. Registered students will receive a designated arrival time via email prior to the start of the festival. Departure times will also be staggered. Please look for detailed information in your “inbox” as the festival draws closer.

COVID-Testing Information

  • Unvaccinated students must submit proof of a negative test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. (Fully vaccinated students do not need to undergo pre-festival COVID-Testing.)
  • All students will be sent a Symptom Tracker Form leading up to their arrival on campus. Symptom tracker forms must be turned in at Registration. (Symptom tracker forms are required of both vaccinated and unvaccinated students.)
  • See the Symptom Tracking section below for daily Symptom Tracking information.

Reduced Capacity

  • Enrollment was significantly for 2021 and will also be reduced for 2022. 
  • Evening concerts and events will be closed to families, friends, and community members. Thank you for your understanding.
  • All rooms utilized by PIMF will follow room capacity limits to allow for participants to social distance at federal, state, and county required distances.
Social Distancing
  • Social distancing of six feet should be maintained by all students, staff, and faculty whenever possible.

Mask Requirements

  • Masks are required at all times indoors for students, faculty, and staff (except while in respective resident rooms or individual private practice rooms).
  • Masks are optional outdoors.
  • Winds and brass players are required to bring bell covers for their instruments. Flute players must bring (and use at all times) a flute boot.
  • Students are expected to bring an appropriate supply of face masks (either disposable or cloth masks).

Symptom Tracking

  • Students will be required to track their symptoms daily on a symptom tracker app on their smartphone. Students without cell phones will be issued daily paper forms to fill out with the assistance of their assigned camp counselors.
  • Staff and Faculty will be required to administer self-screenings each morning. 
  • Students, Staff, and Faculty will receive daily temperature checks.
  • Separate facilities will be provided should isolation and/or quarantining be necessary.

Regular Updates

PIMF COVID guidelines will be updated regularly. Check back each week for additional information.

For More Information:

Detailed Coronavirus-related procedures will continue to be updated as the festival draws near.

Contact Us:

For questions or concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Philadelphia International Music Festival, please email: or chat with us directly on our website