August 1 Enrollment open for Fall Session
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)
August 24-26 Adult Strings Weekend (concert: 8/26 11:00 a.m., Choral Room, Free)
August 28 Home School Beginning Band Interest Meeting, 9:45 a.m., Room 1003
September 3 UA/CMS closed for Labor Day – No classes, lessons, or ensembles meet when UA is closed
September 4 Advanced Adult Strings & Adult Brass begin meeting
September 6 Beginning Adult Strings 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 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, www.ready.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.
- 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