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
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.)
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 email@example.com for course details and permission to attend.