Perkins is #KeepingArtsAlive – How You Can Too!

Dear Perkins Family, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and that quarantine has been kind to you.  So much has happened within the last few weeks to our communities, to our relationships, and to our lives.  However, despite the challenges I am extremely encouraged!  Why?  Because The Arts are incredibly resilient. Arts organizations have a tremendous “adaptive capacity” and, when life hands The Arts lemons, we paint them, sculpt or carve them, boil them for tea so we can sing, or cook with them!  We make lemonade! (Lisa Matera, Instructor and Exhibiting Artist at Perkins Center for the Arts) While the staff has been working remotely to continue bringing high quality arts programming and content to the community, I hope you have seen: Perkins’ Galleries have moved to a new online format. Conservatory instructor Mihaela Matei and her husband Mugu Radu presented a virtual Coffee

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Perkins Center Closed from March 16 through April 18

Dear Perkins Friends and Supporters, Perkins Center wants to thank you again for your patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncharted waters together. It is not over stated when I say, we, the Perkins Family, are most concerned about the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff and community. The following decision has not been made lightly but with the most recent health reports being shared by our federal, state and local officials, Perkins is choosing to put the health and safety of our community at the forefront. We will be ceasing all onsite classes, lessons and programming starting tomorrow, March 16 through April 18. At this time Perkins Spring 2020 Session will begin the week of April 20.  As we are provided further information, we will communicate any adjustments to the schedule and registrations. We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience these changes may cause. However, these decisions have been

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Perkins Center is a committed partner to providing a healthy learning and teaching environment.

We at Perkins Center are committed partners to providing a healthy learning and teaching environment. We are receiving and reviewing daily updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the New Jersey Department of Health. We want you to know that the health and safety of all participants (parents, teachers, students, and all staff) is a priority in all of our programs at Perkins Center for the Arts. PREVENTION: We will follow the guidelines provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. At this time, the CDC recommends basic infection control and prevention measures such as, staying home when ill and practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene. Cleaning and disinfecting also serve an important part of the broad approach to preventing the spread of any infectious disease. Please remember:

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Experiencing Perkins Conservatory

On any given day, walking into the Perkins’ Manor in Moorestown, or into the Collingswood Warehouse, one is tantalized by music wafting through the air. Fingers trip lightly across the keys of the pianos while vocalists warm up with scales. The lilting of a flute or the soulful song of a cello greets you at the door, while the drum beat provides energy for the day. More than 100 students visit Perkins weekly for lessons with one of the 30+ instructors who hail from international musical institutions to share their gifts. For more than two decades, Perkins Conservatory of music has been growing and evolving. The Center has shared musical experiences with thousands of students during that time and we look for innovative ways to improve those experiences daily. The goal of the Perkins Conservatory is to give all students lasting and memorable musical experiences that will accompany them throughout

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