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COVID-19 impacts on CU Presents events

Nov. 30, 2020:

The University of Colorado has officially announced its plans for the spring semester. Among other updates, campus will continue to operate under the same parameters for large in-person gatherings as it has this fall.

In accordance with campus protocols, spring in-person events have been canceled or postponed. Some performances, however, will still be presented as virtual streamed events. At this time, all summer events will continue as planned. Please see for the most up-to-date information regarding individual events.

Oct. 14, 2020:

With sincere gratitude for the outstanding work of our student body, CU Boulder resumed in-person/hybrid classes on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Also, as announced on Oct. 13 by Boulder County Public Health, the county has moved to level A of the current public health order, allowing 18-to-22-year-olds to join gatherings of up to six people.

At this time, all CU Presents events will continue as planned earlier this semester. Please see for the most up-to-date information regarding individual events.

Sept. 21, 2020:

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, CU Boulder will operate under temporary remote-only instruction for all undergraduate, graduate and law classes for a minimum of two weeks. At this time, all CU Presents events will continue as planned.

Please see for the most up-to-date information regarding individual events. For more information about campus operations, please read Dean Robert Shay’s statement in full below.

Dear College of Music students,

Earlier today, you received a message from Chancellor DiStefano about the temporary change to our instructional mode to all remote, effective with the start of classes on Wednesday morning. Those of you who are instructional personnel also received a message from Provost Moore. This change to remote instruction is our best effort to keep our students and our community safe and bring down the rate of infection during the voluntary self-quarantine.

The College of Music wants to be a partner with the campus in achieving this goal at this crucial time. For that reason, the decision has been made to forego all in-person instructional activities—including all classes, studio classes, lessons and conducted ensemble, chamber ensemble and opera rehearsals—during this two-week Temporary Remote period. The only activities that will take place are scheduled Faculty Tuesdays recitals, Takács Quartet performances and student degree recitals. Students will be permitted to use practice rooms and other classrooms in Imig Music Building for individual practice; more information is forthcoming.

This was a difficult decision: While we all know how important in-person gatherings are to music instruction, we feel that going fully remote until Oct. 7 is in the best interests of our students, faculty, staff and community. After that point, we will re-evaluate these measures based on campus testing data.

For everyone’s benefit, I want to iterate the key points from the chancellor and provost’s communications:

– All undergraduate, graduate and law classes will be taught remotely.
– Labs, studio and performance classes are remote, unless designated essential by college and school deans.
– Staff will continue to work on campus as currently assigned.
– On-campus research will continue and is not affected by this shift to remote instruction.
– For those who are unaffected by the remote teaching instruction mode and continue to work on campus, be sure to complete the daily health questionnaire.
– Please visit the COVID-19 updates webpage, which has been updated with additional details, for more information.

Thank you for your hard work and continued adaptability as we work together to be a good partner to the city, county and state in keeping our entire extended community safe.

Best regards,
Robert Shay
Dean, College of Music

April 3, 2020:

During the COVID-19 crisis, we’d like to reassure ticket buyers that if an event is canceled by CU Presents, we will reach out to ticket holders to offer refunds and other options.

As of Monday, March 16, the CU Presents Box Office is closed for walk-up service until further notice. We are available by phone Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Spring 2020 College of Music events have been canceled. This includes Eklund Opera, Artist Series, Takács Quartet, ensemble performances and all other public events. We will be in touch with ticketholders soon regarding next steps.

All Spring 2020 Department of Theatre & Dance events have been canceled. We will be in touch with ticketholders soon regarding next steps.

All 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival events have been postponed until summer 2021. We will be in touch with ticket holders soon regarding next steps.

CU Presents 2020-21 season tickets are currently on sale and performances are scheduled to be performed as planned.

Please consider a gift to CU Presents programs to help support their continuing work in this time of uncertainty.

CU Presents is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at our events.  To promote the safest possible conditions on campus, CU Boulder is providing enhanced cleaning throughout campus with increased attention to commonly touched surfaces. You can support these efforts by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, practicing social distancing, and by isolating yourself from public spaces if you feel unwell.

We would also like to remind our campus community that any acts of discrimination, harassment or targeting against members of our Chinese or other Asian or Asian-Pacific Islander communities will not be tolerated. Treating all members of our community with respect is a baseline expectation of our campus. You can report any acts of harassment or discrimination on the Don’t Ignore It website.

Additionally, we would like to point you to updates and resources from the University of Colorado Boulder and Boulder County Health.