Dear SCAA families:
As anticipated, I am writing to announce our path forward.
But, before I do that, I want to take a minute to let you know that the outpouring of support for our faculty members and each of us in the office have been nothing short of amazing. The kind words, texts, and social media posts have been uplifting. Seeing how much your students miss their classes and applied lessons- and their favorite SCAA faculty members– reinforces our dedication to reinvent traditional performing arts programming. You- our families and our student body- have been the bright spot in this trying time for many of us.
In this spirit, we will be crediting each student’s account for instruction not utilized. We will email you with your credit balance; you will be able to apply the credit to future instruction.
(While Shenandoah University has transitioned all of its departments (including the SCAA) online, it has only currently cancelled events through May 7. Since the situation is rapidly evolving, we do not foresee holding end of year performances and recitals. However, as soon as a formal decision has been made, we will update you.)
Now for the Big News:
Starting April 13 (with sneak peeks and free content starting this week on Facebook and Instagram), we will begin a new mini-semester online. You can apply your credits to this instruction or use it in the future for summer programs or our fall offerings. Instructional selections include everything from traditional applied lessons and classes with your favorite SCAA faculty members.
As we near April 13, we have taken several steps:
- We are posting messages from your favorite faculty on our social media sites – so be sure to follow us at (SCAA Facebook) and at (SCAA Instagram).
- We will send an email and check our website closer to April 13 with class offerings and registration information for those of you who wish to join our new mini-semester offerings.
Despite these difficult times, we look forward to seeing each of you virtually in the new mini-semester and for summer programming. Hopefully we can all find respite, solace, and routine in the performing arts. Many of us rely on both the arts and social connections when things get tough- please know the SCAA faculty stands ready to care for your students.
With the warmest wishes for good health from our family to yours:
Jennifer, the SCAA faculty, Carolyn, and Barbara