Community Music School

Enroll – SPRING 2021


The University of Alabama determines the method of instruction (in person or distance) for CMS. For spring session we are mandated to begin via alternative methods of instruction (ZOOM, via computer, laptop, or phone). Zoom is a videoconferencing apps 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.). Do not enroll until you have confirmed the method of instruction for your activity.  As with all University of Alabama faculty/instructors, your CMS lesson teacher remains committed to providing a meaningful engagement that is pedagogically sound within both in-person and distance formats.

Kindermusik and Ensembles such as the Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra will return once we are allowed to meet in-person. Please email

Adult Strings Weekend will return once we can meet in-person. We hope to see you August, 2021. Email for details.

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.

Until further notice the CMS office staff works at distance so the physical office is not open for walk-in traffic. Cash or check payments may also be made in person at the Student Account Services office between 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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.

  • ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM LINK  – credit cards/debit cards only.
  • There is no printable Fall 2020 form. If you want to pay via check or cash please email and we will send you instructions.

*If enrolling for Adult Strings Weekend and paying with a credit card, use the Online Enrollment Form Link. ASW has been cancelled in-person. We will meet via Zoom with Joe Lee on Saturday, August 22 for a free ‘play-in’. Email 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.