The School of Music Offers Learning Opportunities for All Ages

The School of Music has an annual summer program that offers all people of the West Alabama community to learn more about music.

By Malia Davis
News Reporter

As summer approaches, departments at the University of Alabama are offering a handful of learning and fun for the West Alabama community. 

The programs give people in West Alabama the opportunity to learn and expand on their talents and interests. Most have an age limit and focus on the younger community, but programs by the Community Music School extend their camps to all ages. 

The School of Music at the Capstone offers an annual summer outreach to offer private lessons, group classes, Kindermusik, and two summer camps (String Camp and Children’s Musical Camp). 

The events are designed to expose as many people as possible to the study of the arts. The School of Music provides people of all ages and ability levels the opportunities to get better at their craft. The age range for those who have signed up for the programs are from birth to adulthood.  

“The Children’s Musical Camp usually has an enrollment of 30 children; Kindermusik usually has an enrollment of approximately 60; String Camp usually has an enrollment of about 30; Adult Strings Orchestra is about 20; and music lessons usually has an enrollment of about 100,” said Dr. Jane Weigel, director of the Community Music Schools.

Members of the school are experienced to be able to give all people an overall great learning experience. 

“An accredited member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the 65-member CMS faculty is comprised of School of Music faculty, selected graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals from the community,” Weigel said .

As summer quickly approaches, the enrollment process has begun for anyone who is interested in any of these classes or activities. For more information about the enrollment process or information about the classes and events, please visit