This is an important notice for Elementary Honors Choir teachers, parents and students:
The Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA) has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and the potential impact on MMEA sponsored events. The health and safety of our teachers, students and families is a top priority. One of the mitigation strategies state authorities suggest to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is cancelling or postponing events with more than 100 people. The MMEA is therefore electing to cancel the 2020 Elementary Honors Choir (EHC) events scheduled for March 21st and 28th. The EHC is one of our top attended events each year, and a fantastic learning and performance experience for students. The difficult decision to cancel the EHC was made out of an abundance of caution in efforts to ensure the health and well-being of our MMEA patrons, as this event includes significant social interaction among student participants and draws a large audience.
Due to the cancellation, the MMEA will begin to process refunds for participants who have paid registration fees. Given participants for this event are located in various cities within the state, and a variety of payment methods were used (e.g. Paypal and personal checks). In efforts to expedite the refund process, please submit to your student’s music teacher a request for reimbursement form (see link below or ask your child’s music teacher) by May 1, 2020. Requests not submitted to your child’s elementary music teacher by May 1st will not be eligible for reimbursement. Remaining funds will be used to fund future MMEA student events.
Elementary music teachers, we ask that you please collect the requests for reimbursement and mail the compiled set of forms to the MMEA no later than May 8, 2020. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Brooke Broughton
or Lisa DuPrey
Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time. Please know the MMEA is committed to continuing to offer quality music education experiences to students and teachers and in doing so in a manner that considers the health, safety and well-being of all participants.