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Summer 2018

May 28 Kindermusik classes begin

May 29 Adult Strings – Advanced; and Adult Brass classes begin

June – July Private lessons occur throughout summer, TBA with selected teacher

June 25 – 29 Summer Strings Camp

June 29 – Summer String Camp Concert 4:00 pm (free)

July 4 UA/CMS closed for Independence Day

July 15 Deadline for 2018-2019 Scholarship Applications

July 16 Online and in-office enrollment for Fall session opens

July 16 – 27 Children’s Musical Camp

July 27 Children’s Musical Camp Performance of Disney’s The Lion King KIDS; 11:00 a.m. (free)

Fall 2018

August 20 First week of Fall semester private lessons and Kindermusik classes

August 20 Auditions begin at 5:30 for Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra, report to Room 204 (IRR)

September 3 UA/CMS closed for Labor Day – No classes, lessons, or ensembles meet when UA is closed

September 4 Adult Strings Classes begin meeting

October 25-26 UA/CMS is open! This is fall break for UA students but CMS scheduled events still occur.

November 19 Make-up Day for Labor Day Closure

November 21-25 UA/CMS closed for Thanksgiving Break

November 26 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Fall Concert – 7:00 p.m. – free

December 10 Last week of CMS private lessons for fall semester (final exam week for UA students)

December 20 UA/CMS office closed for Winter Break (online form remains open for Spring 2019 enrollment)

January 2019

January 3 CMS office reopens following Winter Break

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

 Free Music Theory Fundamentals Course

Offered to ages 11 – Adult:  This course is offered free to enrolled CMS students and meets for 6 weeks in Moody Music Bldg. Fall, 2018 session dates are TBA,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m., room 257 Moody Music Bldg.; no materials needed.  Email Dr. Amir Zaheri at for course details and permission to attend.