The online enrollment form & PDF printable form remain available over spring 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 11 Adult Strings (Intermediate I) Class begins 5:30 p.m.

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

January 16 Adult Strings (Advanced) Class begins 5:30 p.m.

January 22 First week of Kindermusik classes

January 29 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra begins (strings only) begins 5:30 p.m.

February 5 TYO Concerto Competition

February 19 UA/CMS is open! Classes, lessons, and ensembles will meet

March 1 Music Fundamentals Course begins meeting

March 5 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra (wind, brass, perc) begin attending with strings 5:30 p.m.

March 10 – 16 UA/CMS closed for spring break

April 2 Summer enrollment begins ONLINE and in the CMS office

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

April 12  Last class for Music Fundamentals Course

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

April 30 – May 4 Last week of private lessons session

  • Semester-end recitals may be scheduled in late April or May — ask your private lesson teacher directly.

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, 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. March 1 – April 12 (no class 3/15, spring break) 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., room 257 Moody Music Bldg.; no materials needed.  Email Dr. Amir Zaheri at for course details and permission to attend.