COVID-19 UPDATES
(August 10, 2020)


The CSA and Music Together will offer both Virtual and In-Person Activities this Fall!

  • Private Lessons and Suzuki / Allegro: In-Person or Virtual (agreement between student/instructor) 

  • Youth Honors Orchestra: In-Person rehearsals (with possibility of Virtual participation)

  • CSA Choirs: Virtual (with occasional In-Person gatherings)

  • Music Together: In-Person or Virtual


The Goshen College Community School of the Arts (including Music Together) continues to closely monitor the pandemic in our area, with guidance from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and Goshen College. We hope to continue to offer a variety of In-Person and Virtual activities for Fall 2020, though with some modifications for any In-Person meetings (including face coverings, physical distancing, sanitization practices, and limited or closed access to waiting areas).


In-Person Activities may include:

  • Private Lessons and Suzuki / Allegro
    • Contact your private instructor or csa@goshen.edu to request
    • All participants will need to wear a face covering and remain 6 feet apart
    • Shared surfaces will be sanitized by instructors before/after lessons take place
    • Waiting areas and lesson observation by family members will be limited (please communicate with your instructor with any questions)
  • Youth Honors Orchestra
    • Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings
    • For Fall 2020: YHCO meets 7-8:00 p.m.; YHSO meets 8-9:15 p.m.
    • All participants will need to wear a face covering and remain 6 feet apart
    • Shared surfaces will be sanitized by instructors before/after lessons take place
    • Waiting areas will be closed (please email yho@goshen.edu with any questions)
  • CSA Choirs
    • Occasional In-Person gatherings will take place outdoors
    • All participants will need to wear a face covering and remain 6 feet apart
    • Waiting areas will be closed (please email csa@goshen.edu with any questions)
  • Music Together classes (Family Classes, Babies Classes)
    • Please see Family Class page for schedule and specific details
    • All In-Person Family Classes will be offered at First United Methodist Church in Goshen for Fall 2020
    • All In-Person Babies Classes will be offered at the Goshen College Music Center (see Babies Class page)
    • Classes will follow special protocols to encourage physical distancing and sanitization practices (see Family Class page)
    • All participants age 8 and older will wear a face covering; children age 3-7 are encouraged to wear a face covering where possible (see Family Class page)


Virtual Activities may include:

  • CSA Private Lessons
    • Contact your private instructor or csa@goshen.edu to request
    • If you need technical assistance in order to proceed with virtual lessons, please contact CSA Director Mary Rose Norell at mnorell@goshen.edu
  • Youth Honors Orchestra
    • If you are interested in participating virtually only for Fall 2020, please email yho@goshen.edu
  • CSA Choirs
    • Please see CSA Choral Program page for more information
    • All Choral programs will participate virtually, with the exception of occasional In-Person gatherings (TBA by each director)
  • Music Together classes (Family Classes, Babies, Rhythm Kids)
    • Please see Family Class page for schedule and specific details
    • Music Together Online classes will be held on Facebook Live

Goshen College Campus Notices:

Questions or Concerns?

  • Mary Rose Norell, CSA Director: csa@goshen.edu or 574-535-7849
  • Dustin George-Miller, Music Center Office Manager: music@goshen.edu or 574-535-7999

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we move forward with offering more In-Person activities, and ask that you please continue to check your email and the CSA website for the latest program information!