Spring 2017  Semester

March 20 UA/CMS REOPEN after Spring Break

March 27 Winds, Brass, Percussion join Strings for TYO rehearsals

April 4-6  First week of Kindermusik Village session II

April 7 UA Honors Day – CMS is open!

May 1-5 Last week of spring private lessons

May 2 Last Class of session for Advanced and Intermediate Adult Strings (5:30)

May 8 Make-up date for MLK Day closure

May 8 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. FREE

May 8 – 12 Last week of Kindermusik ABC Music and Me

May 15-19 Last week of Kindermusik Our Time

May 23-25 Last week of Kindermusik Village session II

Summer 2017

May 30  First summer rehearsal for Adult Advanced Strings, Kindermusik begins

June 5-9 First week of summer private lessons

June 19- 23 Summer String Camp (Free concert, Friday 23rd at 4:00 p.m.)

July 4 UA / CMS closed for Independence Day

July 17-28  Children’s Summer Musical Camp (Free show, Friday 28th at 11:00 a.m.)

Fall 2017

August 21 First week of private lessons, Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra auditions

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 26-27  CMS is OPEN, mid-semester study break for UA students

November 20  Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra will rehearse. Kindermusik make-up date for Labor Day closure. 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

December 11-15 Last week of fall lesson session for CMS (and Final Exam week for UA students)

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 (usually in a yellow box with black and red text), 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 amir.zaheri@ua.edu for course details and permission to attend.