Method of instruction is via distance until further notice.
- January 7: UA/CMS employees return to work (physical CMS office is closed, staff working via distance) from Winter Break
- January 11-15: First week of private lesson session
- January 18: UA/CMS closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- March 15-19: UA will not be observing Spring Break in order to mitigate risks associated with travel. CMS activities will meet this week
- March 20: Suzuki Violin Demonstration at Sakura Virtual Festival: http://international.ua.edu/sakura/virtual-festival/
- April: Summer 2021 online enrollment form opens mid-April
- A decision regarding youths returning to on-campus activities is expected mid- April; please check back
- May 20: Adult String Orchestra Rehearsals begin in person at Moody.
- Enrollment opens later in April
- August 20-22: Adult Strings Weekend
- Enrollment opens later in April – please check back!
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, ready.ua.edu 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