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Covid-19 Updates

Government Mandated Closure - November 26th Update

Dear MCPA students and families, 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has announced new restrictions for Halifax beginning tomorrow, November 26th. All organized arts and culture activities, events and gatherings and extra-curricular activities between schools are paused. In accordance with these restrictions we will be moving all private lessons, ensembles and classes online starting November 26, 2020 until such restrictions are lifted. The schedule of lessons, ensembles and classes will remain the same; everyone will just be attending from the safety and comfort of their home for the time being. 

We will be using zoom as our preferred teaching platform. If you do not currently have zoom, it is free to download at https://zoom.us/ and can be used from your computer, phone, or tablet. Your teacher will send you an invite to your lesson, ensemble or class weekly, and all you have to do is click the link to log in. The groups will be private and the classes or ensembles will not be recorded or reproduced in any way.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have and are looking forward to continuing our path online.

Let’s do this together!

All our best and see you online,

Sibylle
Dean of Music

Janet
Acting Dean of Dance

Guidelines for Covid – 19

We at the Conservatory value the health and well-being of our patrons, staff, and those in our community.

The Conservatory is committed to providing a safe environment, following the Public Health Order and the COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings and the arts sectors of NS. All protocols will be strictly enforced regarding implementation of the health policies as laid out by Public Health and the Communicable Disease and Prevention protocols. These guidelines must be followed by everyone at the MCPA. However, if faculty or community members would like to add further precautions to their own personal procedure, the MCPA will respect the need to do so.

Please note that masks will be mandatory as of Friday, July 31st

To read the full list of plans and procedures, click here

Protocols for General Recitals

The Maritime Conservatory is committed to keeping our students and audience members as safe as possible during these unprecedented times. According to public health recommendations and protocols we are:

  • Requiring all audience members to wear masks.
  • Significantly reducing seating capacity to allow for proper social distancing in pairs.
  • Ensuring that performers are at a safe distance from each other, and from the audience.
  • Requiring piano and string players to wear masks.
  • Requiring woodwind, brass and voice performers to wear masks, bell covers and spray shields according to our policies.
  • Cleaning piano keys and stands between each performer
  • Limiting concerts to 60 minutes in length with no intermissions or breaks.
  • Collecting contact information of all attendees for contact tracing.
  • Modifying audience flow to allow for one-way entry and exit to the concert hall.
  • Cleaning and ventilating the concert hall  thoroughly before and after the performances.

In addition we are pleased to offer our families and friends the possibility to join the concerts online through Zoom. We will send the link to our teachers beforehand and please be in touch with them if you would like to have the zoom link forwarded to you.

If the public health situation should change, we will be adapting our recital format accordingly and we will make sure to notify all participants in good time.

Guideline Highlights