July 14, 2020

Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

We say this often, but we’ll say it again: CIM is just not CIM without you and without the music made in this building all day, every day. Although many staff members have returned to campus this week (the first step in our phased return), it is still very quiet and we look forward with joy to seeing more of you in the days and weeks to come.
One of the most important tools we have to fight the spread of the coronavirus is personal responsibility: wash your hands, monitor your health (including your temperature), maintain at least 6 feet (2 meters) of distance between yourself and others and wear a facial covering (mask).
As musicians, you are perhaps even more acutely aware of how your actions influence others – as you collaborate to shape a phrase or tune a chord, we must collaborate to protect our community from the coronavirus.
We have outlined 13 simple steps that every student, faculty member and staff member must pledge to do to contribute to the health and safety of themselves and each other. Click here to read the complete pledge and digitally sign it by Friday, July 31. This pledge supplements CIM’s Code of Conduct, and all community members are expected to comply.
Let’s keep the music playing – your actions today and every day influence the entire CIM community and make it possible for us to learn and work together this fall.
A version of this message (which includes information about online classes, preparations for their return to campus and testing) was sent to students earlier today; you may read it here if you like.
As always, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. We are counting down the days until we see you again!
Paul W. Hogle, President | CEO
Judy Bundra, PhD, Chief Academic Officer & Dean