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CMS & COVID-19 Information

Webster University COVID-19 Resources & Information Page

The leadership of Webster University and we at the CMS are keeping a close watch on coronavirus developments and will keep you updated on any change in status.  Student and teacher health and safety is the primary concern of all at Webster and the CMS. 

Current Situation for our Families:

8/17/20: Fall registration is online.  Lessons will be online or in-person at the teacher's discretion.  Auditions for orchestras and ensembles are being conducted online.  At this time, orchestras will meet in-person except for String Ensemble which will be online.  All Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts classes are offered online for the Fall Semester.  Suzuki group classes will be online.

7/15/20:  All auditions for the 20-21 CMS Orchestras, High School Jazz Ensemble and Preparatory Program will be held online.  Rehearsals for the Fall Semester of String Ensemble will be online.

4/14/20:  String Orchestra camp has been canceled.  All remaining camps will be offered online.  More information to follow.

3/23/20:  CMS extends online individual & Suzuki lessons through the end of the Summer Session (June 19 - August 1).  Kindermusik classes are online through the remainder of the Spring Semester (through June 8th).  Summer Camps are being evaluated.

3/19/20:  CMS extends online individual & Suzuki lessons through the end of the Spring Semester (January 21- May 31, plus June 6 for Saturdays and June 8 for Mondays).  Kindermusik classes will also be offered online.  CMS String Orchestra, String Ensemble, YPCO and YPSO rehearsals are canceled through the end of the Spring Semester. Please click here.

3/18/20:  We in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (including CMS) and across Webster University are doing all we can to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons. Due to preventative measures associated with health and safety concerns surrounding national COVID-19 recommendations, all remaining events for the Spring 2020 semester have been canceled.   Please know that our number one priority is the safety, health and well-being of our audiences, staff, faculty and the young artists whose families have entrusted us with their care.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

3/17/20: CMS moves to online lessons only March 23 - April 5th.  Please click here

3/12/20:  Clarification email to CMS Lesson and Suzuki families confirming that in-person lessons continue.  Please click here.

3/11/20:  Webster University announces movement of classes to online.  CMS announces no in-person group activities through April 5thPlease click here.

3/9/20:  Students from Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School have been asked not to come to lessons, rehearsals and classes for the week of 3/9 - 3/14.


Centers for Disease Control:

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Webster University:  Health advice and information on Webster’s operational response to COVID-19 are available at, which will be updated frequently as developments warrant.

Stay Healthy:

Here are some guidelines to consider:

1.  Please do not come to the CMS if you are ill.

a.      Wait 24 hours after a fever subsides to be sure it is, in fact, gone.

b.      Stay home if you are nauseated.

c.       If your child stayed home from school, it is best they not come to the CMS that day.

d.      Remember if you come sick, you are exposing your teacher and others to what you have which is a sure way to spread germs. 

e.   If your teacher becomes ill as a result, many students will lose lessons.  It may be impossible to reschedule those lessons resulting in a loss of income.

2.  Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) before entering your lesson, class or rehearsal.  If the CMS dispensers are low, inform a staff member.

3.  If soap and water are not available, scrub hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

4.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your hands) discarding the tissue immediately, or cough and sneeze into your sleeve.

5.  After coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed or un-sanitized hands.

7.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

You can count on the CMS Faculty and Staff to follow the same guidelines and work with the Housekeeping Department to keep our facilities clean.

 We sincerely appreciate your dedication to music, but let’s please do our community a favor and work together to stay healthy, as well.