Fall 2017

August 21 First week of CMS private lessons, Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra auditions (5:30 pm)

August 25-27 Adult Strings Weekend (Free concert, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.)

August 28 Kindermusik classes begin & Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra (strings only) begin

August 29 Adult Brass Ensemble begins

September 4  UA / CMS closed for Labor Day Holiday

September 5 Adult Advanced Strings begin

September 6 Adult Intermediate Strings begin

September 7 Adult Beginning Strings begin

October 9 & 10 We ARE open!

October 23 First rehearsal for Wind/Brass/Perc in Youth Orchestra; Kindermusik Village Session I Make up date for Labor Day Closure

October 24 Kindermusik Village Session II begins

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

November 15  ENROLLMENT BEGINS FOR SPRING 2018

November 20  Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra will rehearse. Kindermusik classes meet Monday/Tuesday. 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

November 26 (Sunday) 1:30 – 3:30 Youth Orchestra Dress Rehearsal; 4:00 pm Concert (free) in Moody Concert Hall

December 11-15 Last week of fall lesson session for CMS (and Final Exam week for UA students); Kindermusik make-up date (12/11) for Labor Day Closure.

December 18  Last day of Kindermusik Village Session II

December: Enroll for Spring Session! The online enrollment form & PDF printable form remain available over winter break. See under ENROLL tab above.

Spring 2018

January 3 UA/CMS office hours (open at 9:30 a.m.)  after winter break

January 8  First week of CMS private lessons

January 15 UA/CMS closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. observance

January 22 First week of Kindermusik classes

January 29 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra begins (strings only) meeting

March 10 – 16 UA/CMS closed for spring break

April 6 UA Honors Day – CMS classes/lessons will occur as scheduled unless prior arrangement has been made with your teacher

April 30 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Spring Concert 7:00 p.m. (free)

April 30 – May 4 Last week of private lessons session

May 7 Make up date for Martin Luther King Jr. Day closure

May 7  Last week of Kindermusik Our Time & ABC classes

May 14 Last week of Kindermusik Village Session II

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

 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 = Begins Thursday, October 5,  6:30 p.m., room 257 Moody Music Bldg.; no materials needed.  Email Dr. Amir Zaheri at amir.zaheri@ua.edu for course details and permission to attend.