COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

Date: September 12, 2020

Dear CMCB Community,

Welcome to the new school year!

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Community Music Center of Boston. This fall we have several new policies and procedures created to ensure the health and safety of students of our Community Music School. We released the current version of our COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols on Saturday, September 12. Please read through this document carefully. This document is subject to change. In the event of any changes, we will update this page and notify you via e-mail.

There are two items which we need to have families read and acknowledge within the first two weeks of programming:

  1. CMCB Health and Safety Pledge
    • Students participating in-person programming must complete the Health and Safety Pledge.

  2. CMCB Online Lesson Consent Form
    • All student/families must read and complete the CMCB Online Lesson Consent Form. Note: Whether students sign up for online or in-person programming, all CMCB students will engage in some level of online activity during the course of the school year. As such, it is important for everyone to acknowledge understanding of CMCB’s online policies.

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Previous Updates

Date: August 26

Dear CMCB Community,

We at CMCB are continuing to work hard to provide safe programming in our building, and online.

Thank you to all who have participated in online lessons during our closure, responded to surveys sent to both students and faculty and our wider community, and for speaking directly to us with your questions and concerns. We want you to know that your voices are heard, and we are taking careful steps to move forward thoughtfully, and with your safety in mind.

Thank you to all who have already registered for programming this fall! We wanted to share this update with everyone so that you can make your own decision in regards to your music classes and lessons at CMCB this fall.
Please visit this link to register for the fall.

CMCB Fall Updates: Some instruction will be online-only.

  • All Wind, Brass, and Vocal instruction will begin online for the 2020-2021 School Year. This aligns with the current Massachusetts State Guidelines for music in schools, due to the nature of the coronavirus.
  • All Piano, String, Guitar, and Percussion students will have an online OR in-person programming option.
  • As of now, Early Childhood / Caregiver classes (Little Notes, Music and Movement) will take place online-only.
  • For an updated class listing which notes whether a class will be online or in-person VISIT

CMCB Fall Updates: Phased Re-Entry
CMCB has decided on a phased approach to bringing in-person programming back to 34 Warren.

  • CMCB will only have in-person programming Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you previously scheduled for in-person lesson on Monday or Friday, these lessons will move online.The registrars will be reaching out to confirm scheduling.
  • The first day of classes remains Saturday, September 12th. However, all classes for the first week will be taught online.
  • Beginning Saturday, September 19th, Piano and Percussion may be taught in person at 34 Warren. All other classes will remain online.
  • On Saturday, September 26th, Strings (including Guitar) and Small Group instruction and ensembles will return to in-person programming.

CMCB Fall Updates: Facility Upgrades

  • CMCB is repairing and improving our HVAC system which will improve the quality of the air.
  • Daily cleanings are taking place, followed by a deep cleaning on Fridays
  • Additional cleaning protocols are being added to each practice room in between classes and lessons.

For further information and updates regarding our decisions for fall programming, please visit our website. We will be sending another update in early September with our detailed safety protocols.



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