2018-2019 Calendar

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

January 7 First week of Spring Semester private lessons.

January 14 First week of Kindermusik, Intermediate Adult Strings begins 5:30 p.m., Adult Brass begins 7:00 p.m.

January 21 UA/CMS closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No classes, lessons, or ensembles meet.

January 24 First rehearsal of Adult Advanced Strings 6:00 p.m.

January 28 – First rehearsal (strings only) of Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra 5:30 p.m.

March 4 – First rehearsal (wind/brass/perc) of Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra 5:30 p.m.

March 9 – 15 UA/CMS closed for Spring Break – No classes, lessons, or ensembles meet when UA is closed

April 29 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra concert, 7:00 p.m. (Free)

April 29-May 3 Last week of Spring Semester private lessons.

May 6 Make-up date for MLK, Jr. Day closure.

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