COVID-19 Update

As of September 25, 2020

We are in the process of developing a number of opportunities for our patrons to enjoy the performing arts from their homes while we are unable to welcome you to MacArthur Recital Hall and Whiting Auditorium. Look for information soon on our October programs.

Summer has returned and just in time for our last Late Night Friday on the Café Patio at the Flint Institute of Arts. The FSO performs again starting at 6pm and we’d love to see you!

Enjoy this beautiful weekend and stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

Thank You! These generous memorial gifts make an extraordinary impact on the mission of the Flint Institute of Music.


  • In memory of Barbara Rumbel by Quota International of Flint


P.S. The FSPA Student Needs Fund has been established in response to an increased need for the resources that make study possible. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

As of September 18, 2020

We’ve been blessed with another beautiful week here in Michigan. With over 100 years of service to the community, the FIM family extends far and wide. Our hearts and prayers are extended to all our friends and family in areas of the country enduring great hardship related to severe weather and wildfires.

This evening the FSO performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the FIA’s patio café and we’d love to see you. It will be a lovely evening.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

Thank You!
These generous memorial gifts make an extraordinary impact on the mission of the Flint Institute of Music.


  • In memory of Neal Fatheree by Nell Rodriguez In memory of Dr. Salimi for the concert hosted by Betty Salimi on Silver Lake by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Van Faussien


P.S. The FSPA Student Needs Fund has been established in response to an increased need for the resources that make study possible. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

As of September 11, 2020

We hope the return to school this week went well for all families navigating the challenging learning conditions brought on by the pandemic. Please remember we’re still here for you and offering a wide variety of virtual programs for all ages and ability levels. Participation in the arts has long been identified as a great way to develop creative problem solving skills, stimulate the imagination and reduce stress. This may be a great time to consider a new activity for the fall.

It’s going to be a lovely evening so please join us on the patio at the Flint Institute of Arts for Late Night Fridays with a Music Around Town pop up performance featuring Eclipse and Zip the rapper. Their first set starts at 6:30 pm! It’s a free event. While Café seating is limited you’re welcome to spread out a blanket and enjoy the music from the lawn.

As always my best wishes for a wonderful and safe weekend!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. To provide pop-up concerts for our community’s front-line workers, please consider a gift in support of Music Around Town. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

As of September 4, 2020

If you’re like me, you’re hanging on to this beautiful summer for all its glory. We have a great opportunity to squeeze out some more outdoor fun throughout September. FIM’s Music Around Town pop up series is joining the FIA’s Late Night Fridays with a variety of musical offerings. The seating at the Café is limited, but you’re welcome to bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the music from the lawn. FSPA faculty member, Roger Jones, will start us off this evening with jazz favorites. We’d love to see you!

I hope your Labor Day weekend brings you fun and relaxation. As always, stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. To provide pop-up concerts for our community’s front-line workers, please consider a gift in support of Music Around Town. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

As of August 28, 2020

Students throughout Genesee County are embarking on a new school year, still filled with unusual challenges due to the pandemic. The FSPA and Rep Ed programs are here as always and eager to provide lessons and classes that offer a wonderful creative release and also an exceptional performing arts experience. We believe that music, dance and theatre have the power to grow stronger and more resilient communities, and to not just develop talent, but nurture souls. And we believe this should be accessible to anyone regardless of age, ability or financial circumstances. Take a look at all we have to offer and join us in creating a thriving community through the performing arts..

I hope you are safe and healthy, and please enjoy the weekend.

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. To provide pop-up concerts for our community’s front-line workers, please consider a gift in support of Music Around Town. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

As of August 21, 2020

As you can see from this week’s news, there is a lot of activity continuing with excellence and quality at FIM. Yes, it is different but none the less creative, passionate, and focused on providing our community with many opportunities to participate in and enjoy the performing arts. The announcement of the Rep’s third season is a great example, and we’re extremely proud of all they’ve accomplished in a short time. Another silver lining of the move to virtual online programming is our reach beyond our geographic area. Feel free to share the FSPA and Rep Ed registration information with your friends and family in distant places. As one of the premiere arts instruction programs in the country, this is a great opportunity available to aspiring musicians, dancers, and actors - wherever they may be!

I wish you a wonderful weekend, please stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. To provide pop-up concerts for our community’s front-line workers, please consider a gift in support of Music Around Town. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference.

 

 

COVID-19 Update

As of August 14, 2020

Fall catalogs will be available soon, and you'll find a wide variety of offerings from FSPA and Rep Ed that continue to provide wonderful opportunities for students of all ages. Under our business classification and Phase 4 restrictions of the MI Safe Start Plan, we will begin fall with all programs virtual. The faculty and teaching artists have worked to implement everything they've learned this spring and summer to enhance everyone's learning experience. When our region is moved to Phase 5 we hope to transition to dual programs in both in-person and virtual modes. 

With the current restrictions in place, we've been making the most of the outdoors with our Music Around Town Pop-up concerts. Most of the concerts to date have honored our community's front line workers and have not been promoted in advance to ensure we can comply with restrictions on social distancing and the size of gatherings. You'll continue to see us 'Around Town' in a variety of settings. You can check the Music Around Town Webpage for up to date schedule information. 

Until next week, enjoy another lazy-hazy-crazy summer weekend!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

Thank You!
These generous memorial and honorary gifts make an extraordinary impact on the mission of the Flint Institute of Music. 

  • In memory of Marjorie Strahle by William and Susan Shaheen for Seeing Stars!


P.S. To provide pop-up concerts for our community’s front-line workers, please consider a gift in support of Music Around Town. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference. 

 

 

As of August 7, 2020

The staff continues to work diligently on safe reopening plans for the coming performance seasons and the fall term of classes and lessons. You’ll be the first to know when we are ready to make announcements. Although our buildings remain closed to the public, we’re always available to assist you at 810.238.1350.
 
As always, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Enjoy the weekend!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

As of July 31, 2020

August has always been a month for family and summer travel and like many of you, traditional plans may have gone by the wayside. We’re fortunate to live in a community and state with so many beautiful natural features. I hope you are able to make time to savor the wonderful outdoors and the month ahead.
 
As always, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

As of July 25, 2020

I encourage you to join us tomorrow on Facebook at 10am for the Rep Ed’s next Summer Shorts presentation of The Elves and the Shoemaker. This is a talented student ensemble that is making the most of our challenging circumstances and creating and performing with passion and enthusiasm. How exciting for them, and encouraging for all of us, that 1600 people viewed their Facebook performance last week! These young artists are resilient and they are helping us stay focused on the positive.   
 
As always, I wish you a wonderful and safe summer weekend ahead!

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

Patron Letter

We have missed you and hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. We have now entered our fourth month without live performances or in-person classes, lessons or rehearsals. What we love doing most has been identified among the highest risk activities associated with the spread of COVID-19 – our performances bring large groups of people together, into enclosed spaces, for long periods of time. Our students and teaching artists spend hours in close proximity to one another – singing, acting, dancing with high energy and exertion. We will come together again to do what we love– just not as soon as we’d all like!

The safety and well-being of our patrons, performing and teaching artists, students, staff and volunteers remain our greatest concern and is guiding staff through the process of developing plans for an eventual reopening. We are closely following our state’s public health guidance to help us best anticipate the timing of a restart. All of these factors have influenced plans for our 2020-21 season.

We have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of Whiting Auditorium and Elgood Theatre for the upcoming season until 2021. The opening concert of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s season has now been moved to February 6, 2021. The Flint Repertory Theatre season will open March 12, 2021. You can expect the revised FSO season schedule and the Rep season announcement in late summer.

Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Rep Education plans to resume in-person classes, lessons and ensemble rehearsals no later than January 2021. Once we have the opportunity to review the Governor’s guidelines for resuming in-school K-12 education, plans will be updated. Until then the entire curriculum has been moved to a virtual online platform.

This fall we will present the FSPA Faculty Concert series in MacArthur Recital Hall for small audiences. This popular series will remain free but tickets will be required to ensure admittance is limited to the number of patrons that meet public health guidelines. The series will be announced late summer along with instructions on how to reserve tickets. 

We are sad to say we will not present full staged productions of our cherished community traditions, Nutcracker and Holiday Pops. We are however reimagining music and entertainment for the holidays that can meet social distancing guidelines for smaller audiences. 

As always we appreciate your support and thank you for your patience as we navigate this transition period. We look forward to bringing you the wide variety of performing arts experiences and instruction you expect and bring so much vitality to our community. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy! 

Sincerely,
Rodney Lontine

As of July 17, 2020

Like everything since March, summer has been different at FIM, but still amazing and inspiring. Pop-up concerts are lifting spirts, students continue to attend summer camps delivered with fun and creativity, and our faculty, actors and musicians are active in their virtual studios.

We continue to work daily to plan programs for you that meet the needs and challenges of these uncertain times. Please know we miss you and hope your summer is providing many opportunities to savor the outdoors and your loved ones.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

As of June 26, 2020

We join the chorus and offer our heartfelt congratulations to our high school graduates. In such an historically challenging time as this we are reminded that there is so much to be proud of now and hopeful for in the future. If our students are any indicator, the world will be a more caring and beautiful place as they take on the responsibilities of adulthood. We wish them all the very best.

You’ll notice in this week’s newsletter we are launching our Music Around Town series with a new focus during the summer months. These all outdoor pop-up performances by Flint Symphony Orchestra musicians and Flint School of Performing Arts faculty, will begin in July. We have so much to be grateful for in our community after having stayed safely home for months while many others went to the front lines in their essential work duties to care for us, provide critical services and keep us all safe and healthy. With deep appreciation we dedicate Music Around Town Mondays to our community’s essential workers. If you or someone you know would like to request a pop-up performance, please follow the link above to submit a request. 

Wishing you all a safe and healthy summer weekend!

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

As of June 19, 2020

Summer classes and camps are in full swing. There are many offerings throughout the summer term including lessons for students of any age! Our reopening plans for the symphony and Flint repertory seasons are coming together and we’ll be sharing more later this summer.

We’ve been blessed with sunny days and I hope they stay around for all the outdoor socially distanced barbecues and gatherings planned for Father’s Day! We are grateful for all the fathers in our lives and we wish you all a day of relaxation and celebration with friends and family.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

As of June 12, 2020

We’ve been thinking of families this week with school age children. How different end of school year activities have been and we feel it here as well. However, we are in full swing and ready for summer lessons, classes and camps at both FSPA and Rep Ed. Registration is still open for many opportunities and tuition assistance is available. Since everything is being offered virtually we have crossed state boundaries and have now welcomed participants from outside of Michigan. A silver lining indeed! Remember we have offerings for all ages – and please share the news that driving distance is no longer a barrier to being part of summer education programs here at FIM. Enjoy the week-end!

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

As of June 5, 2020

The past week has galvanized the hearts and minds of our community and nation to stand with all against injustice and hatred. We’ve witnessed highlights in the national news of Flint being a standard bearer for peace and unity among the torrent of outrage that has erupted in response to racial injustice and systemic racism in our country. We stand with the Black Community in our desire to work together to evoke real change. We stand with a Community – to be a citizenry where everyone is welcome, safe, and protected. We commit to arts and education for our entire community delivered with love and inclusivity. We have much work to do. We’re here. We’re listening. Black Lives Matter. 

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of May 29, 2020

May has zoomed by! For most of us zoom now has new meaning, and yes the staff and teaching artists of FIM continue to work virtually and “Zoom” in regularly for meetings and classes. We are fortunate to have a dedicated workforce that continues to deliver and plan exceptional programming so creatively for this virtual world.

I want to take this opportunity to inform you of the recent grant award of $3,000 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Made possible through the CARES Act, this one-time grant was part of a total of $502,400 awarded to eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations throughout Michigan, that have been negatively impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The award is providing salary support for our lead arts education personnel, our frontline workers ensuring continued services to our community during the pandemic.  We have been a grateful recipient of MCACA funding on many occasions and we are reminded again of the extraordinary value of a statewide organization that exists to advocate for and advance access to the arts throughout our great state.

In the same way we continue to remember the generosity and support of Genesee County residents through the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. This ongoing funding provides nearly 22% of FIM’s annual operating budget granting vita l stability in this uncertain time. Because much of our business relies on what is now considered high risk activity, bringing large groups of people together in enclosed spaces for sustained periods, we anticipate being the last sector to reopen for normal business. With the millage funding we have been able to pivot quickly to offering nearly all of our education programs in a virtual setting. We will be offering previously recorded programs in rebroadcasts and on streamed platforms. And our Music Around Town series will be out and about Genesee County all summer in a variety of pop-up performances. We will share more of the coming performance season plans with you as our reopening plan is developed.

Please continue to stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of May 22, 2020

With deep gratitude we honor all fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate price in serving our country. We also want to remember and pay tribute to the great sacrifices of their families and friends. Memorial Day always marks the passage to summer – first barbeques, opening the cottage, and working in the garden. It’s a good time to pause and observe the origins of this great American holiday.

We also extend our heartfelt concern to all those affected by the flooding in Midland including our colleagues at the Midland Center for the Arts. We have students and patrons that extend into that region and we hope they are all safe. 

From our board and staff at FIM, we wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day week-end!

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of May 15, 2020

We have all encountered a new world we could have scarcely imagined in early March. But with it, FIM is truly leaping into the future. We know nothing will ever replace live performance and in person instruction, however we also know we’ve reached new audiences just in the short time we’ve been sharing new virtual content on social media and in our weekly eNewsletters. And there’s much more to come. Streamed performances of the symphony from previous seasons. Collaborative student and faculty performances recorded from all corners of the community, state or country. Theatre performed live and available in a virtual live stream at the same time. We look forward to reaching and engaging an entirely new part of our community. And we will do so with the same high quality that FIM is known for in instruction and performance standards. 

While we continue to work on reopening plans for the FSPA, the Rep and FSO please let us know how we can serve you. And please stay safe and healthy!

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of May 8, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to wrap up National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurse Appreciation Week with a hearty expression of gratitude from everyone at FIM. There is not a time I can recall when the dedication and devotion of these professionals has been more elevated in our national conscience. That’s a wonderful thing to behold despite the unfortunate circumstances of this crisis that have made it so. We are also proud of the teaching artists at the Rep and FSPA that are continuing their classes and maintaining their connections with students and we deeply appreciate their flexibility and commitment. And for all the mothers in our lives, truly our every single day, everyday heroes, we salute you and hope that this particular Mother’s Day finds you safe and healthy. We celebrate you all
 
We’ve had another wonderful highlight in the news this week through our partners at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor. We’ve been privileged to have their support through a number of exciting outreach initiatives over the past couple of years. They reached out to us to see how we are adjusting our programming in response to the crisis. Please enjoy reading the article about FSPA.

As always, please let us know if there’s any information you’d find helpful in our weekly updates. We hope this finds you well and safe at home.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of May 1, 2020

Message from the executive office

Well good-bye April showers and hello May flowers! We are looking forward to all May brings. We don’t want you to miss out on our social pages on May 4th – a complete Star Wars themed take over that day! And we will start honoring our student graduates next week and that will continue through the entire month. Much more to come on that. 

As we emerge from this challenging time we plan to provide the excellent performing arts experiences our community relies on for inspiration, unification and enrichment. If you haven’t seen it on our social pages, we had an opinion column printed this past week in both the Midland Daily News and the East Village Magazine. It focuses on why the arts matter more than ever to our recovery and healing. I hope you’ll read it.

That being said the health and safety of our students, patrons and audiences will always come first and we continue to plan carefully for our eventual reopening, even while we can’t say exactly when that will be. In the meantime, we continue to look ahead.  FSO Season Subscriber invoices were mailed this week. There’s an exciting season planned and new subscribers are welcome as well. You can find the complete season on our website. The Rep season will be announced soon. FSPA summer programs are open for registration. And the Rep Education summer programs will be launched soon. It’s a completely risk free commitment, as we will offer 100% refunds for any program that can’t be continued due to COVID-19. In addition, as so much or our education programming has moved online. We plan to continue that to the greatest extent possible. 

As always, please let us know if there’s any information you’d find helpful in our weekly updates. We hope this finds you well and safe at home.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

P.S. Please consider the role of music, dance and theatre in your life and a donation to FIM

As of April 24, 2020

Well there was good news today for gardeners, golfers and boaters and that’s certainly a start to spring we all welcome. We have been working on a re-opening plan that aligns with the federal government guidelines for a phased in approach to lifting social distancing restrictions. Of course, you’ll be the first to know when we begin initiating the plan. Although the Governor extended the Stay at Home order through May 15, we remain available to serve you as we work from home.

Thanks for reading each week. While we’re apart there are still wonderful ways to connect and support FIM. Next week FIM is hosting an online Spirit Week on its Facebook page. Dust off your favorite music joke on Monday, Tutu Tuesday is just what it sounds like! Check it out each day and help be an FIM social ambassador.

As always, please let us know if there’s any information you’d find helpful in our weekly updates. We hope this finds you well and safe at home.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine

President and CEO

As of April 17, 2020

While we’ve all heard the new normal is uncertainty, we are striving to embrace that reality and create a new narrative of flexibility. We believe focusing on flexibility rather than uncertainty will help us maintain hope and enthusiasm for a better future. With that in mind we continue to plan for the resumption of programming activity and you’ll be the first to know as we roll out the 2020-21 season.

While government and health officials discuss a phased-in approach for the return to our workplaces, we remain available to serve you as we work from home. Thanks for reading and please let us know if there’s any information you’d find helpful in our weekly updates.

We hope this finds you well and safe at home. 

Warmly,

Rodney Lontine
President and CEO

As of April 10, 2020

It is likely that the impact of COVID-19 on our community has moved closer to each of you this week in some way. You may know exhausted health care workers, mourning neighbors and loved ones, unemployed friends and family. All those who would traditionally observe Passover or Holy Week remind us again of the irony that our most basic human response to joy as well as crisis is to come together. And yet we can’t gather and our ability to do so will be uncertain for some time to come. We are hopeful that the worst for Genesee County will soon be behind us as long as we continue to protect one another by staying home. 

With the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Executive Order through April 30 our staff remain available to serve you as they work from home. 

Challenges and obstacles, as difficult as they may be, often spark creativity and inspire us to grow in unforeseen ways. We are actively working to ensure there are bright days ahead for FIM and our community. 

Warmly,

Rodney Lontine
President and CEO

As of April 3, 2020

In light of the Governor’s most recent executive order extending the suspension of all K-12 education through the end of the school year, regrettably FSPA and the Rep Education programs are suspended through the end of Spring Term 4 (June 6). We are currently accepting registrations for summer classes and camps as well as applications for tuition assistance. While our facilities remain closed, our staff is working remotely to assist you and can still be reached by calling FIM at 810.238.1350.

We have also postponed the Chamber Music Series scheduled for June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at FIM’s MacArthur Recital Hall. When we are able to reschedule, new dates will be posted in our eNews and website. For a complete list of cancelled and rescheduled events please check this current webpage for the most up-to-date information.

One thing that keeps me hopeful through this crisis is the belief that we have to imagine a better world when this is all over - and music, dance, and theatre, the live performing arts, will play an essential role in our community's recovery and bright future. With your support we will all get there together! In the meantime, please stay home and stay safe.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine
President and CEO

As of March 27, 2020

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. If you are a ticket holder to any of these events, you should have received an email from the Ticket Center. For those who do not have an email on record a postcard will be mailed next week with information on how to donate your tickets or receive account credit. The Ticket Center is now closed to walk up business but it can be reached at tickets@thewhiting.com or 810.237.7333.

To protect our staff, we have closed the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) buildings until further notice, this includes the Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Repertory Theatre. In addition, all but a few staff designated as ‘essential’ in accordance with the Governor’s order, 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. 

We are playing our part in protecting the threat to our community from the coronavirus. We know this creates a real hardship for so many who rely on the performing arts for their health and well-being. We thought you might enjoy this song! Here’s Scott Anthony Joy & Mary Paige Rieffel singing “MICHIGAN IS SO COLD WITHOUT YOU” Music by Joe Maloney, Lyrics by Michael Lluberes from the Flint Rep's 2019 Season Announcement Party.

Warmly,
Rodney Lontine
President and CEO

As of March 20, 2020

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

Current List of Affected Performances

  • Flint Symphony Orchestra – Delayed Season Start Feb 6, 2021
  • Flint Repertory Theatre – Delayed Season Start Mar 12, 2021

COVID Policy - LIABILITY WAIVER

It is the policy of the Flint Institute of Music’s (FIM) that for the safety of its staff and patrons, masks are required to be worn when entering a building for business or for sponsored or managed events and performances (Includes Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Repertory Theatre, MacArthur Recital Hall, Whiting Auditorium, Capitol Theatre). However, attendance may increase your risk of contracting an illness such as COVID-19. As such, your attendance is an acknowledgment of that risk and an agreement to release FIM of any liability should you or anyone in your party be diagnosed with an illness. Please remember that masks are a legal requirement and must be worn. Please do not attend the event should you be or have recently been sick.