COVID-19 Update from UMVC
UVMC will continue lessons and group classes online until further notice. In-person activities will resume when we are safely able to gather in person again. Check this website for updates.
All in-person concerts and events through 5/31 are postponed and we will make announcements about rescheduling once we have more information. We will continue to offer music from faculty and ways to connect through music online throughout the spring.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for tips, suggestions, and help with technology for your online learning experience? Please reference our Student Guide to Online Lessons.
Individual and Suzuki lessons will take place online via video conference. Your teacher will be in contact with you to work out specific arrangements. If you have not heard from your teacher please contact the office (email@example.com).
In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we anticipate that continuing a weekly connection with your teacher and continuing to study and play music will be an ever more important part of helping each other overcome the challenges we face.
Video conference lessons are increasingly common in high quality music instruction today. Many UVMC faculty have taught video conference lessons, and we know that many UVMC students have already had experience with video conference lessons.
If this is your first time trying video conference lessons, we will be providing resources to help you have a successful experience. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher or the office.
Group Classes, Ensembles and Drop-in Events
All in-person activities will be suspended from until further notice.
Many group classes will be meeting online using video conferencing and/or other online platforms. Please contact your teacher for details.
The following programs are suspended until further notice, and are not currently meeting online:
- Juneberry Community Chorus rehearsals, CircleSinging and Ephemera
- Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra rehearsals
- Chamber Music coaching groups and sight-reading parties
Juneberry Community Chorus
Each Juneberry group will have its own specific “solution” during this time:
Choral Skills class (Mondays 9-10 am) will be held online, returning to normal Monday time slot
Vocal Exploration class (Tues 5:30-6:45 p.m.) will be held online at the same time
Ephemera (Tues, 7-8:15 p.m.) will not be offered.
Circlesinging (2nd Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m.) will not be offered.
Juneberry chorus (Mon 10:15-11:45 a.m. or Weds 6:45 -8:15 p.m.) will suspend rehearsals until further notice.
Looking for an opportunity to sing? Learn more about the online Pocket Song Singers with Patricia Norton.
Music Together classes will be LIVE ONLINE the week of March 30 on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. Please look for an email invitation from your classroom teacher with the Zoom code for your class meeting. If you are a member of a Monday/Wednesday class and would like to join, please contact Erin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned after this week for additional online Music Together experiences as we experiment with online platforms.
Music Together Worldwide is developing a new online program that UVMC hopes to deliver this spring. Many details are still in development, but please know that UVMC does plan to offer Music Together programming this spring. We will be reaching out with more details as soon as we have them.