A School Code of Conduct must be completed by the participant and parent or legal guardian, following confirmation of acceptance in our program.
All participants must be available to attend for the full duration of the program.
Morningside Music Bridge is one of the very few full scholarship programs available to Emerging Artists 18 years old or younger and demand for spots in the program is extremely competitive. In fairness to the numerous outstanding young musicians who we are not able to accept each year, students who are accepted must commit to attending the entire 4-week program. Should you withdraw from the program at any time after April 1 (particularly to attend a music competition) you will be required to refund any travel expenses incurred by MMB that are non-refundable.
Participants are expected to attend and arrive on time to all planned events. The participant must contact the on-site staff if he/she is unable to participate.
Under no circumstances are participants allowed to leave the campus on their own without advising their Student Assistant.
A sample day schedule:
8:00 - 9:00 a.m
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Masterclasses, Individual practice and lessons
1:00 - 4:00 p.m
Chamber rehearsals and coaching, individual practice, and lessons
5:45 - 6:30 p.m
Concerts, scheduled activities or free time
Participants are encouraged to reside on-campus.
Unless accompanied by a parent/guardian, all scholarship participants requesting accommodation are required to reside on-campus at the Residence Hall of the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) at New England Conservatory of Music for the duration of the program. MMB Students reside in the Residence Hall separated by gender and age and Student Assistants (staff) reside with the students. They lend a helping hand to the students and ensure that the program is a safe and fun place to be.
Living on the campus is not only fun but is a great learning experience. For many young musicians this is their first time living with a roommate, the first time they do laundry on their own (laundry facilities are available), or the first time they've had so much choice about how to spend their free time. And while participants learn what it's like to live away from home, they won't be on their own. Our Student Assistants (Chaperons) make sure they are comfortable, safe, and happy — and that the participant is making the most of their time at Morningside Music Bridge.
Participants are expected to be courteous, respectful guests and considerate of others. When staying in residence, participants will be expected to follow the Residence Hall rules. Participant will be expected to make their own bed, help to keep the room tidy, and leave the bathroom, shower, and toilets clean. Participants must be in their respective rooms with lights out by 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, and by 11:30 p.m. on weekends. Quiet hours are between 11:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Parent/Guardian Accommodation & Attendance at MMB:
Parents and guardians planning to accompany their child to Boston are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Parents and guardians are not allowed to stay in Residence Hall or visit unannounced.
Parents are not permitted to attend academic activities (these include private lessons, chamber coaching sessions). We invite parents to attend master classes (space permitting in designed guest seating rows) and any of the public event concerts during the program.
Pocket/Spending money and Responsibility:
We suggest that participants take a maximum of USD$75 per week for minor expenses. If necessary, we will arrange for the participant to exchange other currencies for US dollars after arrival at the program.
The school is not liable for the loss of property on the premises. We strongly advise all participants to leave valuables at home. In addition, participants should ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage for their instrument.
Participants are invited to participate in a variety of organized group activities including museum visits, game evenings, movies, or sightseeing excursions accompanied by MMB Student Assistants. Recreational day trips will include experiencing Boston's rich history and sights.