July 4 UA / CMS closed for Independence Day
July 15 Scholarship Application Deadline for 2017-2018
July 17-28 Children’s Summer Musical Camp (Free show, Friday 28th at 11:00 a.m.)
August 21 First week of CMS private lessons, Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra auditions (5:30 pm)
August 25-27 Adult Strings Weekend
August 28 Kindermusik classes begin & Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra (strings only) begin
September 4 UA / CMS closed for Labor Day Holiday
October 23 Kindermusik Village Session I Make up date for Labor Day Closure
October 24 Kindermusik Village Session II begins
October 26-27 CMS is OPEN, mid-semester study break for UA students
November 20 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra will rehearse. Kindermusik classes meet Monday/Tuesday. Regular lessons do not occur UNLESS your teacher uses this date for the Labor Day make-up. Ask your lesson teacher to confirm.
November 22-24 CMS closed for Thanksgiving Holiday break
November 26 (Sunday) 1:30 – 3:30 Youth Orchestra Dress Rehearsal; 4:00 pm Concert (free) in Moody Concert Hall
December 11-15 Last week of fall lesson session for CMS (and Final Exam week for UA students); Kindermusik make-up date (12/11) for Labor Day Closure.
December 18 Last day of Kindermusik Village Session II
CMS Unscheduled Closures
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, www.ua.edu, 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.
- Ensembles, chamber groups, group classes will discuss make-up dates at the next rehearsal. Youth Orchestra will not make up a weather closure.
- For private lessons, individual teachers will provide their plan of extending the session or elongating scheduled lessons to make up the UA closure.
Free Music Theory Fundamentals Course
Offered to ages 11 – Adult: This course meets for 6 weeks in Moody Music Bldg. Day/Time = TBA; Email Dr. Amir Zaheri at firstname.lastname@example.org for course details and permission to attend.