Update August 1, 2020
Heartland Chamber Music continues to monitor the community transmission of COVID-19 in our area. We want to do our part to stop the spread and protect the public health in our community. Our board of directors believes that we must put the health and safety of our students and faculty first and therefore we have made the decision to keep all our programming online until January 2021. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to be back in schools and the halls of the Carlsen Center in 2021. Please wear your masks, social distance and stay safe.
March 13, 2020
Heartland Chamber Music (HCM) is currently monitoring the spread of Coronavirus in the U.S. and assessing the impact it may have on upcoming programs and events. The health and safety of faculty, staff and students is our top priority, and as each day brings new information, we continue to work diligently with partners to help prevent further community spread. HCM is following the recommendations of local elected officials, area public health departments and the CDC, and all of our staff and faculty have been asked to review and implement procedures outlined in the CDC’s guide on classroom and workplace sanitization practices.
As long as students continue to attend school, HCM will continue to provide access to our programming. We have not canceled or postponed any upcoming scheduled String Sprouts or HCM Festival events. There is a contingency plan in place for String Sprouts classes to be offered online if school closures continue beyond Spring Break, and we continue to evaluate the impact this will have on upcoming festival auditions and registration deadlines.
Although it seems this has already had a tremendous impact on musicians and the performing arts, HCM is working hard to protect our ongoing programs and upcoming events, and most importantly, the livelihood of our devoted faculty members.
Please check back soon, as the situation is quickly evolving and there remains a possibility that upcoming events will be postponed or canceled. We will continue to share any date changes or cancelations via email, Facebook and the HCM website.
Thank you for your continued support of our students and our programming.
Heartland Chamber Music