Safety Guidelines


Thank you for returning to the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts for another year of music and learning! We are so looking forward to seeing you all once again.

As you know, the safety and health of our students and faculty is at the top of our priority list, and we have created some safety guidelines to be followed by all students, parents, faculty and staff entering our building for lessons.

Will I have to wear a mask?

The MCMA encourages visitors to wear a mask while at the MCMA to mitigate risk to our community. Masks are not mandatory; however, certain faculty may require students to wear a mask during their lessons for personal reasons. Please confirm with your individual instructors when attending your first scheduled lesson. Masks are available upon request from the front desk.

Effective August 17th, 2022, the University of Winnipeg is highly recommending masks for everyone visiting campus, but it is not a mandatory requirement. They will monitor the COVID-19 situation in the province and will modify restrictions, as needed, should the situation change. We ask our community to exhibit compassion with respect to an individual’s choice regarding masking.

Which disciplines will be taught in-person?

In-person lessons are available for all disciplines. Virtual lessons may still be accommodated upon request.

We are able to offer students the choice of participating in virtual or in-person (if available) lessons.

What should I do if I am sick?

Please stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick and self-isolating. Anyone displaying illness will be sent home. If you cannot attend in person, we will arrange for your lesson to be delivered virtually.

How do we get into the building?

The door to Bryce Hall should be unlocked on weekdays from 8 am-6 pm. If your lesson is after 6 pm on weekdays or on Saturday, please use the intercom to the right of the door to call security when you arrive. When prompted, identify yourself and say you are at the conservatory for your music lesson and security will buzz you in. If there are any issues, call the MCMA office at 204-988-7650 to be let in by our office staff.

Can I wait in the waiting room for the duration of my child’s lesson?

Yes, you may wait in our waiting room during your child’s lesson.

Where do I go when I get there?

Students will wait outside of the studio hall door until their teacher emerges from the studio to let them in. If you want to sit in on the lesson, please ask the teacher when they come to get your child. Some studios may be large enough for three people, but many are not.


Will there be hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes available?

Of course! Hand sanitizer and wipes will be accessible in all studios, and floor markings will be present to encourage physical distancing during the lesson.

Will there be access to the washrooms?

Restrooms will be available for public use, and cleaned on an enhanced schedule.

What are the staff and faculty doing to maintain a safe and healthy environment?

MCMA staff will adhere to an enhanced cleaning schedule of wiping down high-touch surfaces like doorknobs throughout our space and surfaces in the office and staying home when feeling sick.

The MCMA has implemented safety measures in our studios and offices to help keep our students, staff and faculty safe. We have HEPA filters in every studio space, and plexiglass shields in most studios. Through the University of Winnipeg, there have also been a series of measures implemented, in keeping with Public Health directives, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. For more information on the University of Winnipeg’s HVAC return to campus strategy, click HERE

If you have questions about MCMA operations, or regarding registration, please call or email the office before coming in person to make your inquiry. If you have any questions about our safety guidelines, please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here to help.


Thank you for your continued commitment to music education. We are looking forward to seeing you!