July 4 – UA/CMS Closed in observance of Independence Day (no classes or ensembles can meet)

July 15 – CMS Scholarship application deadline for 2019-2020

July 15 – 26 – Children’s Musical Camp (Frozen JR)

July 17 – ONLINE ENROLLMENT opens for fall session

July 26 – 11:00 a.m. Free performance of Frozen JR., Room 1000

FALL 2019

August 19 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Auditions (5:30 p.m.)

August 19 First week of Fall Session Private Lessons

August 23-25 Adult Strings Weekend

August 26 First Week of Bridge Classes & Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra (strings only)

August 27 First Week of Kindermusik Classes

September 2 Labor Day – UA/CMS Closed (no classes or ensembles can meet)

September 5 First Rehearsal of Adult String Orchestra (6:00 p.m.)

October 22 Kindermusik Village Session II Begins

October 31 – November 1 UA mid-semester study break – CMS lessons meet (Moody is open!)

November 25 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. (free, Room 1000); Make-up date for Labor Day Holiday closure

November 27 – 29 UA/CMS Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no classes or ensembles can meet)

December 3 Last Day for Fall Session Kindermusik Our Time and ABC Classes

December 10 Last Day for Fall Session Kindermusik Village Session II Classes

December 9 Last Week of Fall Private Lessons

December 20 CMS Office Closes for Winter Break –  Online Enrollment Form remains open to take Spring Enrollment.


January 3 CMS Office Opens following Winter Break

January 6 First Week of Spring Private Lessons

January 20 UA/CMS Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no lessons, ensembles, classes can meet)

CMS Unscheduled Closures & Emergency Readiness

If UA is closed, then Community Music School is also closed. Classes, lessons, and ensembles can’t meet when the building is legally closed. If you are unsure about a possible weather related closure, please check area TV announcements or check the University’s website, to see if we are closed. If you do not see a closure notice on the main page, then CMS activities will continue as scheduled.

Here’s how we make up weather closure dates:

  • Kindermusik classes will be made up by extending the session dates.
  • Large ensembles such as Youth Orchestra and Adult Advanced Strings do not make-up weather closures. Chamber Trios and Quartets will discuss a make up option at the next rehearsal.
  • For private lessons, individual teachers will provide their plan of extending the session or elongating scheduled lessons to make up the UA closure.

The University of Alabama has a comprehensive emergency operations plan in place to deal with incidents that may occur on campus. The plan incorporates the U.S. Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocols and delegates the University Police as the initial responder.  University Police: 205-348-5454