COVID-19 Update

We know that each and every one of you are experiencing unprecedented disruption to your normal daily living and we are saddened that our ability to support you during these extraordinary times is challenged. Going forward we will provide weekly updates through these emails and uplifting social media content more frequently. Please know we are concerned for your health and safety and all the difficult decisions we are making hold that as our top priority. 

In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC and the executive orders of Governor Whitmer, FIM has extended the suspension of all events and performances through May 31. We realize this is heart wrenching for many of our students, faculty, musicians and theatre artists. And for our patrons who know the value of the performing arts to lift and sustain our community, this is an especially difficult time to be deprived of the live presentation of music, dance and theatre. If you are a ticket holder to any of these events, the Ticket Center at Whiting will begin contacting patrons on Monday, March 23 through email and phone calls regarding your options for donating tickets or receiving exchange credit on account. A list of the affected performances and events follows this letter. The Ticket Center can be reached by calling 810.237.7333 during their reduced business hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 3pm. The Ticket Center is closed to walk up business until further notice.

To protect our staff, we have closed the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) buildings to the general public until further notice, this includes the Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Repertory Theatre. In addition, all but several of our administrative staff are now working from home. Staff can still be reached during normal business hours by calling FIM at 810.238.1350 and following the prompts. 

As announced last week the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Repertory Theatre Education department plan to resume classes on April 6. However due to the volatility of this crisis it is subject to change. Faculty have looked at alternative approaches to deliver instruction and have contacted families to make arrangements when possible. If you have questions regarding your tuition or account please call the FSPA office at 810.238.1350 ext. 3 during reduced business hours, 10 am – 3pm, Monday-Friday. 

We are doing everything we can to mitigate the potential exposure of our patrons, students, faculty and staff to the coronavirus. We know this creates a real hardship for so many while we do our part to keep the community safe and healthy. We miss you!

Warmly,

Rodney Lontine
President and CEO

FSO March 14th Classical Concert- Rescheduled,TBD 
FSPA FYSO Bon Voyage Concert - Cancelled 
Flint REP Ed Spring Shorts - Cancelled 
FIM Podium Club - Cancelled 
FSO April 18th Classical Concert - Cancelled 
FSPA Showcase Concert - Cancelled 
The REP, Magnificent Seven Production - Rescheduled to 20/21 Season 
FSO; BCO Pops with Patti Austen - Rescheduled, TBD 
FSPA Festival of Dance - Cancelled 
FIM Auction - Cancelled