Community Music School

Adult Strings Weekend

Adult Strings Weekend 2018
Adult Strings Weekend 2018

Adult Strings Weekend for 2020 has been cancelled due an extension of the distance mandate for outreach at the School of Music. We wish you continued health and sincerely hope you will attend ASW in August, 2021.

Adult Strings 2019 was FANTASTIC!  We’ll post the group photo as soon as possible. Mark the dates for next year:  August 2021 dates are TBA.

This weekend is for amateur adult players of violin, viola, cello, and string bass! Orchestra for all with elective class options including Positions and Shifting, Chamber Music, Sight Reading and Practice Strategies, Mindfulness, and more! Instructors include orchestra conductor Mr. Joe Lee, Resident Conductor, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Anne C. Witt, Faculty, the University of Alabama School of Music. Add-on options include a Friday Chamber Music Intensive with professional coaching, a group dinner, and t-shirt.

*If adding-on the Chamber Music Intensive (Friday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.), please enroll by July 15 so we can get your music to you in advance of the session.

*If seeking a private lesson during your time at ASW, email as this would be an add-on to the ASW.


A printable PDF registration form (mail in with check payment) click here: Document available April 1, 2020

To enroll online with a credit card payment, please click here:  Online Form available April 1, 2020

Adult Strings Weekend T-shirt is an Add-On. Please be sure to note your size in the comment section of the online form if adding this shirt to your enrollment. Size and Fit options include: Women’s Fit:  Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL Regular Fit: Adult L, Adult XL, Adult XXL

LODGING:  There will be a music festival in Tuscaloosa the same dates as ASW so don’t wait to secure your lodging! There are several hotel options within a short drive of campus.

Hotel Capstone is the lodging option within walking distance to Moody Music Bldg.  There is a reserved block of 9 rooms under “Adult Strings Workshop” at Hotel Capstone. Rooms in this block must be booked by mid-night on August 1.

Just click on this group URL:  Hotel Capstone Link

Questions about the Hotel Capstone booking process? call 752-3200  or 1-800-477-BAMA (2262)

PARKING: A campus covered parking deck ($1/hour on Friday; .50/hour Saturday/Sunday, only takes cards) surface parking, and street parking is available within walking distance of Moody Music Bldg.

Saturday Lunch:  This meal is included in your ASW enrollment. This year we will stay at Moody and enjoy a catered meal while listening to a live performance including a discussion and a Q/A for participants. We hope this music will inspire you and provide an opportunity to engage with the performers.

Saturday Group Dinner:  ASW participants enjoy meeting at a local restaurant for dinner on Saturday. Attendance is optional. In contrast to past years, this option is not offered as an enrollment Add-On (ie participants pay for their own meal at the venue) which allows each person to select from the entire menu. We are scheduled at 5:00 p.m. at  River, which has a lovely view of the Black Warrior River. Find out more about River’s the menu, etc. go to:  The restaurant can only seat 25 so please email to confirm you would like to be included in this group meal in advance of your arrival at ASW.