For the health and safety of our patrons and speakers, masks are required for all indoor in-person Houston Seminar events, and we strongly prefer registrants to be fully vaccinated. Since events are held at a variety of venues with their own policies and protocols, there may be other requirements for some courses. We make every effort to inform guests in a timely manner if there are additional health and safety guidelines they will be asked to follow. Our trips and study tours, particularly those that include shared transportation or plane flights, may also require guidelines beyond those for in-person courses, which will be determined in conjunction with venues, vendors, and local guidelines. We will make every effort to announce these guidelines as far in advance as possible. Thank you for bearing with us as we continue to navigate the world of COVID-19 while bringing enriching experiences to our audiences.
Houston’s Newest Opera Venue Event Details
We are pleased you will be joining us on Friday, November 12, from 2:00-3:30 P.M., for our visit to the Brockman Hall for Opera on the Rice University campus. We will meet in the foyer of the Brockman Hall, entering via the plaza between Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center and Alice Pratt Brown Hall (known to many of us as the Shepherd School). The entrance looks like this, and the doors will be open:
Since publication of the Houston Seminar brochure, there have been changes to the program. Former Dean Robert Yekovich’s travel schedule will prohibit him from participation in this class. We are saddened to note that Miah Im, director of the Opera Studies program, died on September 30. A tribute to her can be found at https://news.rice.edu/news/2021/rice-remembers-miah-im-director-opera-studies.
We are happy to report that Dean Matthew Loden will be on hand to welcome registrants.
Directions and Parking
Parking is available from Entrance 18 (off Rice Boulevard) in West Lot 2 ($1 for each 10 minutes, with a$12 daily maximum) and West Lot 3 ($5 per entry each day). More detailed parking and public transit information is available at music.rice.edu.
– COVID-19 vaccination is strongly preferred to attend this event
– A mask covering the nose and mouth must be worn while in indoor spaces
– As always, if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please do not attend this event; we will be happy to refund your registration fee.
If you need any help on Friday, please contact Emily Todd (713) 818-2686. We look forward to seeing you!