Community Music School

Calendar of Events & Closure Info


FALL 2019

August 19 First week of private lessons. Youth Orchestra (strings) audition night 5:30 p.m.

August 23-25 Adult Strings Weekend

August 26 First week of Kindermusik and Bridge Classes

September 2 Labor Day – UA/CMS are closed. No classes, lessons, or enembles will meet.

September 3 First week of Adult Brass Ensemble (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) and Adult String Orchestra (Thursday, 6:00 p.m.)

October 31 & November 1 UA Fall Break – CMS activities will meet. UA students do not attend UA classes but buildings and offices remain open for business.

November 27-30 UA/CMS Closed for Thanksgiving Break. No classes, lessons, or ensembles will meet.

December 2 (UPDATED!) Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. (free)

More dates are coming! Please check back.

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