UPDATE: April 27, 2020
Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Morningside Music Bridge has made the difficult decision to cancel our 24th Summer Music Festival, scheduled for July 6 to 31, 2020 at the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. USA. We have been closely monitoring the continued global, regional, and local impact of COVID-19 and we know this is the right choice as the health and safety of our entire community remains our foremost concern. It is also looking very much as though we could not make the logistics work for this summer. With the global disruption of travel and lack of clarity as to when borders will re-open it is unlikely that we could bring off such an internationally focused event.
We understand this cancellation will have a direct impact on this summer’s participants and faculty and will be in touch with each of you in the next week. We thank each of you for your continued support and your patience while you waited our decision.
Morningside Music Bridge is an international gathering place, bringing talented students and faculty from around the world to participate in a transformative summer of study and performance. We thank our students, faculty, concert attendees and all friends of the program for your patience and support in this challenging time. Although we may not be together in person, we remain committed to stay connected with plans to present virtual performances. More details to follow in the upcoming months!
We are grateful to the Morningside Music Bridge Foundation Board for their continued support as we work to welcome you in July 2021 when we will come together for a superb educational experience and celebration for our 25th year!
We hope that you and your families, friends and colleagues are safe and healthy during these challenging times and we look forward to reuniting in person at the earliest possible opportunity.
UPDATE: April 6, 2020
During these challenging and uncertain times, we wanted to provide you with an update regarding the status of our program this summer.
At this time, we are proceeding as we continue to closely follow recommendations from our governments, and remain in communication with our host partner, the New England Conservatory.
Our focus is the health and safety of our students, faculty, patrons, staff, and the entire community. And so, we continue to monitor and will remain in communication with all participating students and faculty with updates on the status of MMB as they become available and with a decision no later than the end of April.
March 16, 2020
Dear Participants, Faculty, Staff and Friends of the Morningside Music Bridge Program
Like virtually all summer program organizations Morningside Music Bridge is closely monitoring ongoing developments worldwide related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community from participants, to faculty, staff and audience members.
At this time, Morningside Music Bridge’s programming has not been altered due to COVID-19. The news at the moment does not look encouraging. International travel is dramatically restricted. Many schools including our host school the New England Conservatory have shut down their dormitories, are limiting access to their buildings, switching to online instruction and public concerts have been cancelled. However, we also know that the pandemic will pass and the world will gradually return to a more typical pattern of operations. We are already seeing signs of that in China where the outbreak developed.
At this point in time preparations for MMB 2020 are in place and there is nothing to be gained by cancelling until it becomes clear that we will not be able to welcome everyone to Boston in July. We are fortunate that our start date is July 6 and it is our hope that by then the situation will have stabilized and we will be on our way to a normal summer. We are aware, however, that circumstances have the potential to evolve given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19. We will keep in contact. Our participants and artists will be contacted directly should any changes or cancellation become necessary.
Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to monitor this situation closely. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com should you have any questions.
Morningside Music Bridge Administration