JUNE 3, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Early Childhood has updated it's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
MAY 29, 2020 UPDATE:
In-person programs and services of our three Centers and Bop Stop performance venue at The Music Settlement’s (TMS) facilities remain suspended as follows:
Center for Music: closed through August 30, 2020 (University Circle and Ohio City campuses)
Center for Early Childhood: closed until June 15 (University Circle campus only; Ohio City campus remains closed until further notice)
Center for Music Therapy: closed through at least July 13, 2020
Bop Stop: closed until at least July 10, 2020
Administrative staff is working remotely, however, and available Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm to answer your questions. Online/remote programming continues.
MAY 28, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Music has released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which addresses summer private lessons and our new virtual summer camps. Please refer to their document for answers to your questions.
Click here to learn more information about TMS Virtual Summer Camps. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
APRIL 29, 2020 UPDATE:
TMS has extended the closure date of our campuses, as well as the suspension period of our in-person/on-campus programs and services. Programs and services of our Centers for Music and Early Childhood are suspended through the month of May; Center for Music Therapy in-person sessions are currently suspended through May 17th and any changes beyond that date will be shared prior to May 17th; Bop Stop is currently closed through May 27th. Please refer to the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from each of our Centers and Bop Stop.
APRIL 27, 2020 UPDATE:
Until further details are outlined by Governor DeWine, TMS campuses will remain closed at least through the month of May. Online/remote programming will continue.
APRIL 2, 2020 UPDATE:
In response to the latest COVID-19 update from Governor DeWine extending the stay-at-home order, as well as the K-12 schools and daycare centers closures, TMS has extended our building closure and the suspension of our programs and services through May 1, 2020. Please refer to our updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for Center-specific questions (the right-hand side of this page when viewing from computer or tablet; scroll down when viewing on mobile).
MARCH 25, 2020 UPDATE:
In an effort to address the many questions that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on our site (the right-hand side of this page when viewing from computer or tablet; scroll down when viewing on mobile). These FAQs have also been emailed to our various constituents. Please contact us if any questions still remain. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to serve our community.
MARCH 23, 2020 UPDATE:
Click here to view today's letter from TMS President & CEO Geri Presti announcing the latest news stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter provides more details related to our building closure and suspension of all programs and services (currently effective until April 6th for TMS and April 11th for the BOP STOP), as well as our recently instituted remote work plans for administrative staff.
MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE:
The Music Settlement (TMS) is working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees and community during this current COVID-19 public health concern. We are assessing our policies and practices on an ongoing basis, remaining proactive and thoughtful, most particularly in considering the health and safety of our constituents.
On Thursday, March 12th, Governor DeWine mandated that all K-12 schools in Ohio, both public and private, close for a three-week Spring Break from March 16 - April 3, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. While TMS does not explicitly fall under the state’s order, this precipitates a staffing challenge in Early Childhood to maintain appropriate teacher: student ratios in all classrooms.
Therefore, TMS, with Board approval, has made the difficult but socially responsible decision to close, effective Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00pm. At this time, we plan to re-open Monday, April 6th; however, as this is a continuously evolving situation, TMS’s re-opening date may change.
Specific details for each of our Centers and BOP STOP related to this closing are outlined below. Again, this is a continually evolving situation; we will communicate updates as they become available.
Center for Music:
Center for Early Childhood:
Center for Music Therapy