Dear SCAA Parents and Families,
Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) is committed to protecting the health and welfare of our students, families, faculty, staff, and other guests and we are closely monitoring the current Coronavirus outbreak. In accordance with this commitment and following the guidance of local and national health officials to prevent COVID-19, we have increased and intensified our cleaning routines, and will be increasing our communications.
Today the University announced that — from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29— all collegiate-level academic instruction will move to an online teaching environment. During this time the University will remain open, but all university courses will be conducted online.
In order to align with area public schools, the SCAA will remain open and proceed with regular lessons and classes.
Please Note: SCAA Performances and other special events are cancelled as of Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 29. This includes the Piano Festival (March 14), Student Recitals (March 22), any applied lesson studio recitals, and the Intro to Musical Theatre Performance (March 26th).
At this point, SCAA does not have plans to interrupt regular operating hours or programs, but we will continue to reassess our policies and practices in response to new developments surrounding COVID-19. We are monitoring local, state and federal updates and recommendations daily and intend to follow the lead of Winchester City Schools as they serve many of our students.
In the event that Shenandoah University moves beyond online course delivery after March 29, we will communicate all updates on this website. We will keep the SCAA community updated through email, social media, and other digital channels as appropriate.
We encourage you to stay informed and follow all CDC guidelines for staying healthy—and to please stay home if you are sick. Visit www.su.edu/coronavirus to learn more about Shenandoah University’s measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Jennifer Green-Flint, D. Prof.
Assistant Dean for Administration, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Executive Director, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy