MIA Webinar: Music Instrument Disinfection and Wind Instrument Aerosol Production during COVID-19

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We are delighted to be collaborating with the French Musical Instruments Manufacturing Association to bring you a Webinar on Music Instrument Disinfection and Wind Instrument Aerosol Production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The French Musical Instruments Manufacturing Association (known as CSFI) have launched 2 research projects to support musical instrument manufacturers, distributors and retailers during COVID-19.

The first research project focuses on the virus’s behaviour on musical instruments, and on disinfection techniques.

The second research project examines the challenges of musical practices (instrumental and vocal) in real time by characterising the aerosols emitted.

We are delighted to be joined by Fanny Reyre Ménard and Michael Jousserand, who will present the key findings from these 2 important studies.

We will be hosting a 40 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A session on Thursday 25th February at 5pm until 6pm.

You can register here for this event 

Here is some more information on our presenters:

Fanny Reyre Ménard


Photo by Fabrice RAULT

Fanny Reyre Ménard is a violin maker in Nantes, France, since 1988. She has studied at the Welsh School of violin making and repair.

Fanny has been a member of the CSFI since 2011, and has been vice-president since 2015. She carried out the issue of rosewood regulation in international negotiations with CITES from 2017 until 2019 and has been coordinating the COVID-19 research study programme since May 2020.

Michael Jousserand


Photo by Patrice Latron

Michael Jousserand has been a research engineer at Buffet Crampon since 2006. He specialises in materials engineering and wind musical instruments. Michael is the deputy director of the Joint Laboratory called LIAMFI (Laboratoire d’Interface Acoustique Musique et Facture Instrumentale) and Professor at the Institut Universtaire Technologique Génie des Matériaux of Paris Saclay University.

Since 2016 he worked on the CITES Dalbergia issue on the Behalf of CAFIM and CSFI and on the COVID-19 research study programme since April 2020.