December 20: CMS office closes at 5:30 for winter break. The ONLINE enrollment form will be available over the break.
Spring 2017 Semester
January 4 UA Offices re-open after winter break
January 9 First week of spring private lessons
January 16 UA/CMS closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day (Make up date is May 8)
January 17 Advanced Adult Strings begin meeting (5:30), Adult Brass begins (7:00)
January 18 Intermediate Adult Strings begin meeting (5:30)
January 23-27 Kindermusik Classes begin
January 30 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra begins
February 6 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition
February 20 CMS/UA is open!
March 13-17 UA/CMS closed for Spring Break
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 Our Time/ABC Music and Me
May 15-19 Last week of Kindermusik Village session II
Summer 2017 June – July
June 5-9 First week of summer private lessons
Summer String Camp and Children’s Musical Camp dates are TBA
CMS Unscheduled Closure Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for course details and permission to attend.