Spring 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.

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.

January 29 Adult Brass begins 7:00 p.m.

February 4 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Auditions (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

February 18 – 19 UA/CMS is OPEN – classes and lessons will occur (City Schools are closed)

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 5 CMS classes and lessons will occur (UA Honor Day)

April 19 – UA/CMS is OPEN – classes and lessons will occur (City Schools are 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.


May 27 – August 2:  Private Lessons

May 27 – First week of Kindermusik summer session

June 24 – 28 – Summer String Camp

July 4 – UA/CMS Closed in observance of Independence Day (no classes or ensembles can meet)

July 15 – CMS Scholarship application deadline for 2019-2020

July 15 – 26 – Children’s Musical Camp (Frozen JR)

July 26 – 11:00 a.m. Free performance of Frozen JR.

FALL 2019

August 23-25 Adult Strings Weekend


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