Information for our members

Scientific Research and Publications Regarding Covid-19

in collaboration with singers


Sweden, Lund university: Preprint “Research on exhaled aerosol particles during singing and talking”. This study also involved 2 singers with confirmed Covid-19 contamination

Alsved M., Matamis A., Bohlin R., Richter M., P-E. Bengtsson, C-J. Fraenkel, P. Medstrand & J. Löndahl

Published: August 24, 2020


UK, University of Bristol: Preprint of a study “Comparison of aerosol concentrations and particle size distributions generated by singing, speaking and breathing”


Florence K.A.Gregson, NatalieA.Watson, ChristopherM.Orton, AllenE.Haddrell, LaurenP.McCarthy, ThomasJ.R.Finnie, NickGent, Gavin.C. Donaldson, PallavL.Shah, JamesD.Calder, BryanR.Bzdek, DeclanCostello, JonathanP.Reid

Published: August 19, 2020


Germany, Freiburg: Risk assessment of a coronavirus infection in the field of music

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Claudia Spahn and Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Richter

Published: July 17, 2020 (fourth update)

In various languages, including Dutch with a highly documented bibliography


Germany, Munich: Risk of infection with COVID-19 from singing: First results of aerosol study with the Bavarian Radio Chorus

Prof. Matthias Echternach and Dr Stefan Kniesburges

Published: July 3, 2020


USA: Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don't

Matthew R. Naunheim, MD MBA, Jonathan Bock, MD, Philip A. Doucette, MM, MA, CCC-SLP

H. Steven Sims, MD, Ingo R. Titze, PhD Thomas L. Carroll, MD a.O.

Published: July 1, 2020


UK: Where have all the singers gone, and when will they return? Prospects for Choral Singing after the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (PDF, 448 KB)

Martin Ashley, ABCD Choral Directions Research

Published: June 2, 2020


The Netherlands: Good ventilation is crucial for corona control /

Small droplet aerosols in poorly ventilated spaces and SARS-CoV-2 transmission (translated in English)

G. Aernout Somsen, Cees van Rijn, Stefan Kooij, Reinout A. Bem and Daniel Bonn

Published: May 27/28, 2020


Austria Vienna: Untersuchung und photographic Dokumentation von Aerosol- und Kondenswasseremission bei Chor Mitgliedern (PDF, 3.14 MB)