Calendar of Events & Closure Info

Fall 2023

  • August 14-16 First week Fall pre-K Music Enrichment classes
  • August 21 First week of CMS lessons
  • August 25-27 Adult String Weekend
  • August 31 First rehearsal Adult String Orchestra
  • September 4 LABOR DAY, UA / CMS closed, no lessons, classes, or ensembles may meet
  • October 26 & 27 CMS lessons, classes, ensemble will meet (UA buildings and offices remain open during Fall Break)
  • November 20, 21 UA/Moody Music Building is open. Check with your private lesson teacher re your lesson schedule
  • November 23/24  UA / CMS closed
  • November 20 Online enrollment for Spring 2024 session opens
  • December 6 Campus Orchestra concert, English Hall (formerly Morgan Hall) at 7:30 p.m. FREE
  • December 18 Suggested make up date for Labor Day closure

Spring 2024

  • January 4 CMS office staff return from Winter Break
  • January 8 First week of CMS private lessons session (16 week session)
  • January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, UA/CMS closed, no lessons or classes meet
  • January 22 First week Spring pre-K Music Enrichment classes (14 week session)
  • January 25 First rehearsal of Adult String Orchestra (6:00 p.m.)
  • March 8 – 17 UA/CMS Closed for spring break, no lessons or classes meet
  • April 1 – 5 Honor’s Week at UA. CMS lessons, classes and ensembles still meet
  • April 22 Campus Orchestra Concert. Summer Session enrollment form opens online
  • April 29 – May 3 Last Week of CMS lessons for spring
  • May 6 Suggested private lesson make-up date for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closure

Summer 2024

  • May 29 First day of pre-K Music Enrichment classes
  • June 3 First week Private Lessons
  • June 19 UA/CMS closed for Juneteenth, no lessons or classes meet
  • July 4 UA/CMS closed for Independance Day, no lessons or classes meet
  • July 15 Deadline for 2024/2025 CMS Scholarship Application submission
  • July 15 Fall Session enrollment form opens online

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:

  • Early Music Enrichment classes will be made up by extending the session dates.
  • Large ensembles such as Campus Orchestra and Adult String Ensemble 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