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COVID-19 Policies at UMVC

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures: 2021-22 School Year

Please click the button below to read the full policy for our reopening for fall 2021. If you have any questions about these policies, please contact Julia Hautaniemi at or (603) 448-1642 x4.

UVMC will offer in-person activities at UVMC, outdoors, and at other locations around the Upper Valley, while our HVAC system is being installed. UVMC is closely following updates from the CDC, NH Department of Health and Human Services, and the City of Lebanon’s COVID-19 Response.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Upper Valley Music Center Office
M-F, 10 am – 6 pm
(603) 448-1642 /

Some teacher continue to offer online or hybrid instruction using Zoom. Looking for tips, suggestions, and help with technology for your online learning experience? Please reference our Student Guide to Online Lessons.

COVID Policy and Procedure FAQs for Fall 2021

  • If I have symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19, when can I return to an in-person activity?

    While you have any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of their cause, you may not attend in-person activities. In many cases you will be able to have your lesson or class online if you are feeling well enough. If your symptoms are severe, we highly recommend that you get tested for COVID-19 regardless of whether you have known contact with someone who has tested positive. You may return to in-person activity once your symptoms have cleared up, including being fever free for a 24 hour period without the use of fever reducing medication. When in doubt, please get tested. Free testing is available in Vermont and New Hampshire.

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  • Are there any criteria for an acceptable mask?

    UVMC follows CDC guidelines on masking, which can be found here.

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Tuition Assistance

We know that many people throughout the Upper Valley are experiencing loss of income due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. If you find yourself in this situation now or in the coming year, we want you to know that tuition assistance is available for UVMC programs.

Many of you have told us how much connection and comfort music is providing right now. Our goal is that everyone can continue to get this support no matter what. To make this possible, we are tapping the power of our community to raise additional funds for Tuition Assistance through the summer and coming school year.

If you are in need, please fill out this form or reach out to the UVMC office. Bekah ( can assist with Tuition Assistance questions.

Support Tuition Assistance

To ensure that music remains available for Upper Valley families, UVMC has launched a $50,000 campaign to fund Tuition Assistance through the 2020-21 school year.

As we face isolation, anxiety, grief, and often an unpredictable mix of the three, gathering virtually to make music has provided routine, the relief of friendly faces, and, most profoundly, a chance to share in the expression of the inexpressible. We want to make sure that if a family loses their income, they won’t have to turn to their children and tell them that they are losing their teacher.

If you are able, please support our Tuition Assistance Campaign with a donation.