Community Music School Hosts Adult Strings Weekend

The University of Alabama Community Music School will host an Adult Strings Weekend from 2 p.m. Aug. 25 to noon Aug. 27 at the Moody Music Building.

Dr. Anne Witt, instructor of music education and founder of the program, said she started the program in 2006 as a music camp for adults who are amateur string players – violin, viola, cello and string bass.

“It’s for people who already play and want to improve,” she said. “People are coming from all over the Southeast.”

“More and more older adults are taking on new activities and learning new things. It’s very admirable when people who have careers and are good at what they do try to do something like this that they may not be as good at.”

The weekend will end with a free concert open to the community at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.