Students are expected to attend in-person as music-making is a community endeavor.
To accommodate special cases of illness, travel, or other circumstances, rehearsals will be live streamed via Zoom. Please contact the Choir Office when your student will attend via Zoom in one of these special cases so that your student’s director can be notified in advance.
If your student wishes to participate for the entire semester exclusively by Zoom please contact the Choir Office.
Students who attend online for more than 3 rehearsals in any 8-week period before a concert, must set up an evaluation with their director to confirm performance readiness.
Class sizes are determined by the size of the rehearsal space with generous spacing.
PUCC Sanctuary will accommodate up to 65 singers (Capacity 314)
PUCC Fellowship Hall will accommodate up to 65 singers (Capacity 305)
Choir Office will accommodate up to 20 singers (Capacity 110)
If a singer or family member has been exposed to or is being tested for COVID, the singer must stay home for 10 days and should attend rehearsals via ZOOM. If a singer tests positive or is likely positive for COVID, the singer may return to choir 10 days after symptom onset as long as they are fever free for more than 24 hours and healthy.
The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is ArtSafe certified. The Missouri Arts Council promotes COVID-19 safe practices by arts and cultural organizations statewide. Certified organizations adhere to a core level of safe practices. For more information about ArtSafe Certification click here.
Powerful HEPA air filters will create a continuous air exchange. Sanitization of air & surfaces will take place between rehearsals.
All singers and staff will wear face masks at all times when on the property. Singers must wear their own clean, well-fitted mask, regardless of vaccination status, until masks are no longer required. Disposable masks are recommended and should be thrown away after singing as they become wet. Cloth masks should be washed.
SLCC will begin rehearsals with 5 foot spacing between students when singing and re-evaluate as appropriate. Students are asked to maintain 3 feet of distance during brief rehearsal breaks.
All persons attending rehearsals must be healthy for 10 days prior to the first rehearsal. Weekly self-examination as to fitness prior to attending rehearsal is required. Parents and singers are responsible for monitoring the students’ health and wellness and must be able to answer“no” to the following for singers to attend rehearsals:
Do I have an above normal temperature?
Do I feel any flu-like symptoms?
Have I lost my sense of taste and/or smell?
Am I or a family member currently awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test?
Have I had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with or who likely has symptoms associated with COVID?
If anyone is exhibiting any symptoms they will not be admitted to rehearsal. Remote attendance via Zoom is encouraged for any singers with possible COVID symptoms or exposure.