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JMU and COVID-19

The university is not closed. In response to the COVID-19 virus, the university has deployed multiple forms of virus-prevention protocols, and we are practicing social distancing and limited public interactions. All offices are functioning but staffing is limited.

Please initiate your inquiry with Center for Inclusive Music Engagement by contacting Dr. David Stringham at In case of emergency, please contact JMU Public Safety at (540) 568-6911. Additionally, please check the JMU COVID-19 Response Webpage for up-to-date campus information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to navigate these challenges and address any questions or concerns you may have.

About the Center for Inclusive Music Engagement

James Madison University's Center for Inclusive Music Engagement (CIME) is a collaborative space for practitioners, researchers, and community members to facilitate innovative opportunities for all persons—particularly those are often marginalized in institutional music education contexts—to create, perform, respond, and connect with, in, through, and around music in ways they find meaningful.

CIME, championed by Emeritus Dean George Sparks and Provost Heather Coltman, was established in December 2018 and is housed within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CIME is strategically aligned with CVPA’s “Arts for the Real World” initiative, Provost Coltman's call for innovation (“disrupting norms and assumptions by embracing an experimental and collaborative mindset in an ever-evolving ecosystem") on our campus, and the university’s strategic plan.

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