COVID-19 Policies for MRC

5/17/2021 UPDATE:

As of today, the Music Resource Center is welcoming members on a drop-in basis as well as taking appointments!!! From 2:30-7pm, Monday-Friday, any member is welcome to come without calling or emailing ahead if they’d like. We will be maintaining limits on the number of people per room, masks are required of all members and staff while in the building (regardless of vaccination status), and snacks must be consumed outside. If the facility fills up, members will be asked to limit their time in a room to 2 hours, so that others can have a turn, but if there is nobody waiting for a room, you’re welcome to stay for longer.


Our mask policy remains in effect for everyone, since the majority of our members have only recently become eligible for a COVID vaccine. As vaccination rates among 12-18 year-olds increase, we will readdress this policy. If you have any questions about COVID vaccinations, or would like help getting an appointment for a vaccine, please don’t hesitate to ask!


8/25/20 UPDATE:

Beginning September 8th, we will be open 2:30-7:00 PM by appointment only. Please call 434.979.5478 or email to schedule your next visit!


6/22/2020 UPDATE:

Dear MRC Community,

At this time, MRC is open 12-4pm, Monday – Friday, with the following procedure changes:

  • Members can schedule 2-hour sessions in one of the 5 project Studios and/or the 2 practice rooms.
  • 9 students maximum are allowed in the MRC building at a time and 1 student per studio or 2 per practice space.
  • Members will have their temperatures taken upon arrival and must be healthy to enter. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the center and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Staff and members will be required to wear a face mask. We will have masks for students that do not have one, and are welcome to take home extra masks for family members.
  • MRC staff will be disinfecting equipment, studios, common spaces, and bathrooms at the beginning and end of the day and in between each 2-hour session.
  • MRC is not open as a drop-in center or hangout space, so students must make arrangements to leave as soon as their studio session ends.
  • For questions or to schedule a studio session or reserve a room please contact us during open hours
    • call 434-979-5478 or
    • email


3/17/2020 UPDATE:

Dear MRC Community,

With the MRC being closed to members as long as Charlottesville City Schools remain closed, we wanted to provide you with some ways to remain engaged with the MRC as well as with music in general.

Interested in taking lessons via facebook or skype?

  • We are currently attempting to move our lessons online. 
  • Please email for details. 
  • If a member needs to borrow an instrument from the MRC during the break, we can coordinate that. 

Ways MRC members can earn points: 

(must use #MRCAthome or email

  • Each Monday we will be posting a new artist/band of the week on Facebook and Instagram. MRC members can earn points when they post a fact about the artist/band. 
  • Post or email us a video doing something musical:
    • Dancing
    • Singing 
    • Making a beat
    • Recording and or writing a song
    • Practicing an instrument 

Other Free Online resources

If you are in need of any additional resources, music related or not, please do not hesitate to ask. We hope to see you all at the MRC again soon! In the meantime stay healthy.

All our best , 

MRC Staff

3/13/2020 UPDATE:

Dear MRC Community, 

With the recent news that Governor Northam has closed all Virginia K-12 schools for at least the next two weeks, the Music Resource Center will also be closed to members, effective today at 5:00pm. The MRC will remain closed as long as Charlottesville City Schools remain closed.

Stay tuned for updates, via social media and email, on ways we plan to keep members engaged over the upcoming weeks. This will include lessons via video chat as well as ways for members to continue to earn MRC points. 

Please stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all again soon!

Thank you, 

MRC Staff


Dear MRC Community, 

As the Charlottesville community continues to feel the impact of Coronavirus, we wanted to share with you the steps we, at the Music Resource Center, are taking to keep people safe and healthy.

  • Each day before we open to members, staff is wiping down all surfaces with sanitizing wipes.
  • We have asked members, parents, volunteers, and staff not to enter the MRC if they:
    • have recently traveled by airplane
    • have been in an affected community
    • have come in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19
    • If ANY of the above apply, they will need to wait 14-days from the date of return or exposure to return to MRC in order to ensure they are not sick
  • Once they enter the MRC we ask that they:
    • use hand sanitizer when they arrive at the MRC OR wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • avoid physical contact
    • use their own personal water bottle or MRC provided cup for the water fountain

The MRC plans to follow the schools schedule for closing. Since schools are closed Monday March 16th, the MRC will also be closed to members. If the schools reopen on Tuesday, the MRC will also be open.

If/when the schools do close we have a plan in place to keep members engaged. We will share this plan once the time comes. 


Alice Fox