2022 Spring and Summer Update

Colburn will be taking some important health and safety precautions in order to protect our community and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Community School of Performing Arts

Please see details below for specific areas of study.

Program Updates

Individual Lessons: Students and faculty have the option to switch to online instruction. Your instructor will be in touch with you directly to coordinate lessons.

Bass Ensemble: Classes will resume in person on January 23rd.

Big Band and Jazz Workshops: Sessions are continuing outside.

Cello Ensemble: The ensemble will continue online beginning January 9th.

Chamber Ensembles: Strings and piano students will resume in person following the Martin Luther King holiday (unless notified by your chamber coach). Winds and brass will resume outside as scheduled by their chamber coach.

Colburn Chamber Orchestra and Colburn Youth Orchestra: Rehearsals will resume in person on Sunday, January 16th outside.

Concert Band and Wind Ensemble: Rehearsals will resume in person on January 22nd outside.

Dalcroze for Suzuki: Classes will resume on January 19th online.

Dalcroze Classes on Saturday: Classes will resume in person on January 22nd.

Drama Classes: Drama classes will resume on Saturday, January 22nd in person.

Group Guitar and Piano: Classes will resume online on January 8th.

Percussion Workshops: Classes will resume January 8th online.

String Ensemble and String Orchestra: Rehearsals will resume in person on January 19th.

Suzuki Group Classes (violin, cello, guitar, and Violin Sight Reading and Musicianship): Classes will resume the week of January 10th online.

Requirements for In-Person Instruction, Group Classes, and Ensembles

  • Students currently enrolled in in-person instruction including private lessons, group classes, and ensembles MUST use Colburn’s testing program and receive a negative test result prior to entering the teaching space—whether that be indoors or outdoors. Please be sure to arrive on campus with enough time to complete a test and receive your results. At a minimum, students should take a test administered at Colburn once a week. Should a student wish to test more than once a week at Colburn, that is possible.
  • Ensembles with wind and brass can now rehearse indoors. Brass and wind players may remove their masks only when playing – they must put their mask back on when not playing. All other instruments must wear a mask at all times. All students must get tested before each ensemble rehearsal.
  • Any student or faculty member displaying symptoms of COVID should not come to campus. All existing protocols remain in place; visitors to campus must wear masks, observe social distancing, and wash their hands frequently.
  • If lesson instruction or classes occur at a time when on-site testing is not available, students may come to campus if free of COVID symptoms and may test after their lesson or class.
  • Parents who wish to accompany their students to their lesson(s) or classes must be vaccinated and must be boosted within two weeks of eligibility for a booster shot.
  • Students who have recently contracted COVID must provide a negative test prior to their first day of in person instruction to cspa@colburnschool.edu.

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The spring semester will begin Monday, January 10. In the coming days, we will keep you updated about next steps beyond January 10th.