Our Commitment to Safety
LAST UPDATED: Tuesday, March 9, 2020 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
- 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
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.
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Fall 2020 Special Events
Spring 2021 Music Hours are being offered virtually. Jazz Jams have been cancelled.