COVID-19 Update – March 16

EMAIL SENT MARCH 16, 2020

Dear NMS Students and Families,

NMS will remain closed for at least the next two weeks, aligning our decision with Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to cancel all public school classes until Tuesday, March 31st. We will keep a watchful eye on how the CDC, Mayor’s office and Governor’s directives evolve and will continue to make decisions about when to open, keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

I will send email updates by 5:00 pm each Monday, and will be sure to include any details regarding our plans to re-open, as well as any additional information available.

We are all eagerly looking forward to getting back to our face to face work of creating community, sparking potential and sharing joy through the arts. 

In the meantime, there is so much we can do to continue to connect. I feel strongly that the “Social Distancing” that is now required of us to stay safe is of a physical nature. But we do not need to be isolated! We are so fortunate to have a strong NMS community which will help us all stay connected, even if it is a virtual connection. We are also lucky to have many online options available to help us facilitate these experiences. We can keep learning and keep moving. 

To this end, many NMS faculty are already staying connected to their students, teaching, sharing songs, and giving practice advice. In addition, beginning tomorrow we will be sharing songs and videos every day via our Facebook page to keep you engaged in the power of the arts. Look for more information soon.

The arts are the most powerful tool to keep us connected. The first dance to celebrate a wedding, a happy birthday song to celebrate life, a song to commemorate a lost one, a picture worth a thousand words.

In this time of uncertainty, the power of the arts is as great as ever. Let’s stay connected and share the joy that music and the arts means to all of us. For starters please join this wonderful online sing along recommended by an NMS parent.

Stay safe and stay kind and let’s keep connected however we can,

Noah Bloom
Executive Director