Refund Statement – COVID-19

Rocky Ridge Music Center has been providing transformational music education experiences at our mountain campus since 1942, and over this period has weathered many periods of turmoil, from World War II to the summer of 1968 to the Great Recession. While we take comfort in the surety that like these previous episodes, the coronavirus pandemic will pass, we recognize we will all be challenged with some measure of hardship before it does so. In the spirit of remaining true to our mission of creating community through music, we hope to be able to work with our community of supporters and participants to overcome our current challenges together.

Although we have made no changes to our summer programming at this point, anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the question of when the worst of the pandemic will be behind us is understandably upending the plans of many in our participant community. Therefore, we want to let you know that should you be unable or unwilling to attend a Rocky Ridge program, or in the event that we are required by health authorities to cancel camp due to COVID-19, all tuition and fees paid will be fully transferable. Like other camps in the area, we will treat any amount already paid as a credit to your account that is transferable towards any program offered by Rock Ridge Music Center in 2020-21. Alternatively, with the financial strains this pandemic is placing on our organization, like many other arts education programs, we gratefully ask that you consider converting your payment into a tax-deductible donation if you are in a position to do so.

Additionally, you may wish to explore a third-party insurance carrier for tuition and travel coverage:

https://www.squaremouth.com/20724

We extend our sincere good wishes to you and your family as we weather this storm together.

Rev. March 19, 2020