Dear Perkins Friends and Supporters,

First, let me thank you 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.

At this time, most of Perkins Conservatory Faculty have moved to an online format and will communicate with students directly to identify the most appropriate means of facilitation.  As the week of March 16 is a make-up week for visual arts classes, we will be discussing options with each teacher impacted by the loss of this class-time.  Additionally, please check our social media outlets, newsletter, and website for further details about date changes for the start of Spring classes.

We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience these changes may cause. However, these decisions have been made out of concern for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and our greater community. As we reach additional decisions about future events we will communicate them directly and often.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, our dedicated supporters, for being committed partners as we all work through these uncertain times.  We hope you will tune into our “Keeping the Arts Alive” campaign over the coming weeks.  Perkins is dedicated to making the Arts accessible and available to our communities and providing the naturally therapeutic qualities of the arts especially during times of adversity.  We thank you for your support and partnership.


Very Sincerely,


Kahra F. Buss

Executive Director