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 8/24 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 / email@example.com
Looking for tips, suggestions, and help with technology for your online learning experience? Please reference our Student Guide to Online Lessons.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org/(603)448-1642) 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.
Spring 2020 Lessons and Group Classes
Individual and Suzuki lessons will take place online via video conference. If you have questions or technical issues please contact the office (email@example.com).
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
UVMC’s New Online Programming
UVMC has developed several new online programs in response to social distancing.
Pocket Song Singers meet online to sing short uplifting songs that are easy to learn aurally and work well alone or in a group.
Vocal Soundings is a improvisational singing group.
After careful consideration, and with the safety of all of our participants, faculty, and everyone’s families in mind, we have decided to continue all programming — including camps, lessons, and group classes — online through the end of the summer.
Some camps will be re-imagined in online versions and some camps will not be offered this summer. In coming to this decision, we carefully reviewed all available and draft guidance from both New Hampshire and Vermont as well as best practices in the field of music education. We have concluded that necessary safety precautions would prevent us from offering the fun, high-quality music education experience that is our standard and require more resources than we have available.
Based on our work in the past two months, we will still be able offer high-quality music education this summer through our online programs, including redesigned camps, personalized individual lessons with flexible scheduling, and special online group classes.
If you are currently enrolled in a summer camp, you will receive a full refund for camp. You also have the option to donate part or all of your tuition UVMC’s tuition assistance program, or applying your tuition to one of our online summer camps. Please contact the office for details.