2020: An Update from EYSM
We know that many of you have questions about how COVID-19 (Coronavirus) might affect EYSM this summer.
After a great deal of thought, we are truly sorry to tell you that the EYSM course cannot take place in 2020.
We are thinking hard about ways to make the EYSM week special through the power of the internet for those who have booked places.
The problems of social distancing, which we are told will last for several months in England, mean that we will not be able hold orchestral rehearsals or put together ensembles, and that we cannot use the overnight accommodation at the school as rooms are not single and ensuite.
Most importantly, if someone were to be infected with Covid 19 (be that before arrival or during the week), we could not isolate everyone for 14 days as required.
If you have booked a place and paid your deposit, we will be contacting you soon about how you can claim a refund for your 2020 course deposit. We are also offering, for those who have already made a booking, the option to secure their place for EYSM 2021. This will lock them into 2020 prices in the event that the course fee has to be increased next year.
— The EYSM Team