Season Planning & Tuition
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, directors, and staff of Columbus Children’s Choir, I hope this message finds you healthy and safe.
These certainly have been challenging times for all. I want to assure you that Columbus Children’s Choir is focused and committed to staying connected with our singers and families. We are carefully considering ways to provide safe, meaningful, and educational opportunities no matter what the future holds. Given that all planning at this stage must be considered scenario planning, I have constructed three tiers that reflect how Columbus Children’s Choir will move forward as we enter our 25th season.
For the first tier, singers are engaged in face-to-face instruction, with appropriate safety precautions being taken. In the second tier, instruction is a hybrid, with some face-to-face instruction and some remote instruction focused around building strong and independent musicians. The third and final tier is exclusively remote instruction to be divided between on-line rehearsals and “special interest courses”. It is possible that we will use more than one tier during the season, based on the changing guidelines. No matter the course of action, we are committed to our mission of providing meaningful choral experiences for our singers.
We will continue to monitor our local health organizations and CDC guidelines to seek answers. As new information becomes available, we will review the risks and adjust accordingly with the safety of our singers, families, and staff first and foremost in our planning.
Our decision, with regard to the scenario that will move us forward will not be determined until we are closer to the beginning of our season. We ask that you remain flexible, patient, and continue to look to Columbus Children’s Choir to meet the musical and emotional needs of your children.
We know that making plans is challenging at this time. That is why we are offering a special discount to those of you that are committed to participating in the 25th season and trust us to offer high quality music education in every scenario. Your trust in us is so meaningful; we will be giving you a 20% discount off tuition paid in full by August 1st. For those of you that are unsure about your commitment throughout the pandemic, please register and you will be invoiced at the regular rate. Those who pay the regular rate will be eligible for a prorated refund after the 4th consecutive week of tier three learning, if they choose to withdrawl.
Thank you for your support, patience, and trust during these difficult times. Your singers are the inspiration that fuels our work.
Jeanne M. Wohlgamuth