COVID-19/Coronavirus Prevention

Our Commitment to Safety

COVID-19/Coronavirus Prevention

Our Commitment to Safety

LAST UPDATED: Thursday July 20 at 11:30am

Your well-being and safety are important to us. All WCM programs are continuing through online instruction.

Based on guidance from local public health experts, our physical locations will remain closed until the city of Milwaukee reaches the final phase of its reopening plans. We will keep you posted.

When we do reopen, it will happen in phases, with staff returning first, followed by faculty, followed by students. This will give us time to make sure all best-practice safety measures are in place and that these measures are clearly communicated to our community as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19

Here are some of the new safety measures that we anticipate for the reopening of our physical locations, as we keep the health and safety of our community in mind:

  • Required masks/face coverings at all times by staff and visitors.
  • An update to the HVAC system at the McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion that
    maximizes circulation and air flow.
  • Daily deep-cleanings of all WCM teaching spaces. Classrooms will include a
    sanitizing kit to be used before and after each usage.
  • New signage that outlines updated foot-traffic patterns and physical
    distancing measures.
  • A new maximum capacity limit for classrooms and group activities, posted publicly
    and in accordance with guidelines from the City of Milwaukee.
  • Frequent sanitation of restrooms, which will have new social distancing practices.
  • Temperature checks upon entering physical locations.







All Programs Moved Online

Private Lessons

All private lessons will continue using Zoom Video Conferencing. Students will need a computer, tablet or mobile device with microphone/speakers and a quality internet connection.



Group Classes, Ensembles, and Advanced Programs

All group activities have moved online via Zoom Video Conferencing.

This will affect the following programs:

  • Advanced Chamber Music Institute
  • Early Childhood Music Classes
  • Group Ensembles
  • Jazz Institute
  • Suzuki Group Classes

Your WCM instructor will be in contact with you regarding Zoom setup and requirements.


All WCM Locations Closed Until Further Notice

Full facility closures include the McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion (1584 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee) and Audubon Court (333 W. Brown Deer Rd. Suite 2, Bayside) locations. These programs will follow an online format per the above guidelines.

The Conservatory will move programs to an online format at the following partner locations: the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Kettle Moraine High School, Homestead High School, Holy Family Parish School, Merton Primary School, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, North Lake Elementary, and St. Bruno Catholic School. These locations are operated independently of WCM and may have varied procedures, per each administration.

Explore Zoom Video Conferencing

Online activities are available to students via Zoom, the leader in modern video communications. Easy to use and reliable, Zoom is available to download for free on your PC/Mac or by using a dedicated app for iOS or Android.

All you need is a PC/Mac, tablet, or mobile device with microphone & speakers, and a high quality internet connection. Test your internet connection to ensure best results.




See how Zoom is transforming distance education at universities like Texas A&M


120th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 120 years of music education in Milwaukee with an evening of fun and inspiration from the comfort of your home. Join us as we feature the Conservatory’s own faculty and students in virtual performances, and honor the following friends and supporters:

Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
Impact Award

Gaenslen Elementary School
Community Partner of the Year

Lynn Roginske
Faculty Member of the Year

Now is your chance to give students the music education they need, as all funds raised will go directly toward scholarships and financial aid, needed more than ever in this challenging time.


Fall 2020 Special Events

Fall 2020 Jazz Jams and Music Hours have been cancelled.


Fall 2020 concerts have been cancelled.

Until we are able to come together again, please enjoy this recording of Prometheus Trio’s Fall 2018 concert, Beethoven: “Archduke” Piano Trio, Op. 97.


Recommended Resources


Milwaukee Health Department                                 Center for Disease Control


Wisconsin Department of Health Services                       World Health Organization