Community Music School

CMS Calendar of Events; Closure Info


Online Enrollment remains open over Winter Break


January 3 CMS office opens after Winter Break (online enrollment form is open!)

January 6 First Week of Private Lessons 16 week session

January 16 First Rehearsal of Adult String Orchestra 6:00 p.m.

January 20 UA/CMS closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No Lessons, classes, or ensembles will meet.

January 27 First Youth Orchestra rehearsal (strings) & Bridge Classes Begin Meeting

January 28-29 Kindermusik Classes begin

March 14-21 UA/CMS Closed for Spring Break. No classes, lessons, or ensembles will meet.

April 27 – May 2 Last week of Private Lesson 16 week session

May 4 Make up date for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closure

May 11 Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. (free)


June 1 Private Lessons begin

June 2 Kindermusik classes (5 weeks) begin

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