Pardon the cardboard boxes… We’re moving!
Classes will begin at our new facility at Fordham Square on Thursday, September 17th. The address is 1829 E Franklin St, Unit 500 in Chapel Hill.
We have been so grateful for your patience through this journey and hope you’re as excited as we are to finally move to our new home. Our new facility adds three additional studios to our current count (for a total of 15), a beautiful multimedia enabled classroom featuring our grand piano, an indoor lobby and outdoor covered porch for guests, and onsite administration in one convenient location.
- Wednesday, September 16th: Last day of lessons at Fordham Blvd and the Annex at Christopher Rd.
- Thursday, September 17th: All lessons** begin at Franklin Square.
From I-40/Durham: From I-40, take 15-501 South towards Chapel Hill/Carrboro for 1.5 miles. Take a slight right onto East Franklin Street and then turn right onto Dobbins Drive. Franklin Square will be on your left.
From Carrboro: Take 15-501 North towards Chapel Hill/Durham. Approximately 1 mile past our current offices on Fordham Blvd, get into the 2 left lanes to make a U-turn. Take a slight right onto East Franklin Street and then turn right onto Dobbins Drive. Franklin Square will be on your left.
Alternate Routes: Franklin Square is also easily accessible from Erwin Road to Dobbins Drive. There is a Chapel Hill Transit bus stop at Franklin Square (CL and D lines).
* Exception: students of Sharon Szymanski will continue to take lessons in her private studio on Christopher Rd.
We’re almost there!!
The walls are built, soundproofed and painted. Carpet installation begins tomorrow. We have our move-in date (classes begin at Franklin Square on September 17th). We are moving right along!
While we must begin the 2014/15 school year at our current facilities (Christopher Rd. and Fordham Blvd.), we are on target to move into the new Franklin Square location in September. Interior remodeling is making great progress, all of the rooms have been framed and our floor plan is in place. We will continue to bring you periodic updates on our progress over the next few weeks. We’re excited by how close we are to moving into our new home, and we’re thrilled to share that excitement with you!
Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts is excited to announce the purchase of Building #500 in Franklin Square. Our long search to bring our entire operation under one roof is finally over! Our new home has 15 studios, a larger classroom, on-site administrative offices, better parking, and we’re still walking distance from East Gate Plaza in Chapel Hill!
We’re making great progress on our renovations, though our move in date is delayed by a few weeks. We plan to begin Fall lessons at our current locations with a move to Franklin Square in the middle of September. We look forward to seeing you there!