Parent Update from the Conservatory Dean: FAQ About COVID-19 and Completion of Spring Semester 2020

March 23, 2020 3:45 PM

Office of the Dean of the Conservatory

Dear Parents of Conservatory students,

I hope this message finds you and your families happy, healthy, and well.

Today, I sent this message to Conservatory students.

As you’ll read, the Conservatory faculty has recently approved a set of policies regarding the school’s sudden shift to online instruction for the remainder of Spring 2020.  These policies primarily address expectations and requirements surrounding Junior and Senior Recitals, juries, committees, and large and small ensembles.

In the coming days, these policies will be posted in Oberlin’s 2019-20 Course Catalog.

In the meantime, these policy updates are available on the website of the Conservatory Dean’s Office at the following link:  

COVID-19 and Completion of Spring Semester 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you and your students to familiarize yourself with this information.  If you or your student have additional questions, please be in touch directly with your student’s studio teacher or advisor or with the Conservatory Dean’s Office.

In closing, I wish to underscore the commitment I made in a previous communication.  We know how incredibly disruptive these events have been for your students, you, and your families.  Please know that the Conservatory faculty, staff, and I are committed to ensuring that these developments do not negatively affect students’ ability to graduate on time or progress through their degree.  We are committed, first and foremost, to our students’ well-being, education, and success, and we look to continue supporting each and every one of our students as they continue to learn and grow as artists, thinkers, citizens, and people.

Once again, thank you all very much, and please let me know if you have any questions.

With all best wishes,

William Quillen, Dean of Oberlin Conservatory