Academic Continuity

The University of Alabama determines the method of instruction (in person or distance) for CMS. Some lesson teachers may opt to teach a hybrid of in-person/distance lessons or entirely by distance. Do not enroll until you have confirmed the method of instruction for your activity. Distance lessons (alternative methods of instruction) occur by ZOOM, via computer, laptop, or phone.  Zoom is a videoconferencing app and does not require you (the CMS student) to have an account (it is FREE for you!). A link with directions on how to connect will be sent to you by your CMS teacher. If you do not have access to a computer, your lesson can occur via your phone (FaceTime, etc.).   As with all University of Alabama faculty/instructors, your CMS teacher remains committed to providing a meaningful engagement that is pedagogically sound within both in-person and distance formats.

Kindermusik, Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra, and Adult String Orchestra will return to in-person meetings Fall 2021. Please contact Jane Weigel for details.

Mask wearing is mandatory inside Moody Music Building, vaccinations are strongly suggested but not required. Adults who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. Minor participants must wear a mask while inside Moody Music Bldg., voice/wind/brass students may remove it when singing/playing.

Adult Strings Weekend is returning August 20-22, 2021. Enroll using credit/debit using the ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM LINK below. If paying by check print and mail ASW Info & Reg Form 2021. Contact Jane Weigel for details.

How to Enroll

Payments may be made in two ways: in full, or a payment plan (deferment). Regardless of payment type selected, an enrollment form must be completed each session and payment must be made before attending the first lesson or class. Starting July 12, 2018, UA will no longer take credit card payments over the phone.

If selecting Payment Plan (deferment) a credit card may be used for the first payment only. Remaining deferment payments must be made via check mailed directly to:

The University of Alabama Student Account Services Office

Attn. Tony Bordeaux

Box 870120 Student Services Bldg.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

The CMS office is staffed during business hours, but walk-in traffic is by appointment. Email Dr. Weigel.  Online enrollment and payment by credit/debit card is preferred. If you must pay by check or cash to enroll, contact Dr. Weigel for instructions.

With teacher permission, the office will prorate the session cost for fewer than the full session of lessons. If you do not see your prorated number of lessons available on the online form, please contact Jane Weigel.

If you are are enrolling using the online form for the first time you will be required to create a user profile before you can register. Use a hardwired computer, not a smart phone or tablet. Private Lesson teacher names may not all be listed on the enrollment form – if you do not see your teacher’s name, use the generic “Undergraduate Teacher” or “Graduate Teacher”, etc. title to enroll.

*If enrolling for Adult Strings Weekend and paying with a credit card, use the Online Enrollment Form Link. ASW will be back in-person August 2021.  Contact Jane Weigel for details.

Please use the printable enrollment form when mailing a check to our office:  Community Music School,  Box 870366, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366

If you choose to enroll at the CMS office, room 171 Moody Music Bldg., please bring exact change OR a check. We are not able to accept credit card or debit card payments at the office.

Questions? Contact Jane Weigel.