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

April 28 – Deadline for Summer Suzuki Instruction Inquiries

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 8 Outreach TYO concerts at Central High School & Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary/Middle Schools


May 28 – August 2:  Private Lessons

May 28 – First week of Kindermusik summer session (5 weeks)

June 24 – 28 – Summer String Camp

June 28 4:00 p.m. String Camp Concert (Free)

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