Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama

The community is invited to come together on April 1, 2023 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the march to Birmingham City Hall from St. Paul Methodist Church. Program will begin at 10:00 AM at St. Paul UMC and will include acts of commemoration, music, poetry, etc. There will be a commemorative march from St. Paul to Kelly Ingram Park at the site of the “Three Kneeling Ministers.” On that day, there will also be poetry reading at historic sites with conclusion at St. Paul UMC with more poetry and music from the Scrollworks Music School students.

This will be followed by jazz and a variety of music entertainers, family fun and food. Events of the day will end about 5 PM. 

Join the community on April 1, 2023, at St. Paul UMC Birmingham, AL. at 10:00 AM. to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Palm Sunday march. St. Paul has partnered with Magic City Poetry Festival. to host this event and to host the annual “Poetry in the Park” event.

10:00 AM - Indoor Commemorative Event with music, speakers, poetry, awards.

11:30 AM - Commemorative March to Kelly Ingram Park, site of the Three Ministers Kneeling monument.

12 PM - 1:30 PM - Poetry in the Park with tour groups visiting historic sites and reciting engaging poetry.

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Listen to a variety of musicians in a festival atmosphere of Jazz, Gospel, and a variety of music at St. Paul; an outdoor event

Enhance and shape your visit to meet the interest of your family or group by using the bounce houses for children, purchasing lunch from food trucks, engaging vendors and sponsors, visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (need to register), visiting 16th Street Baptist Church museum (need to register), purchasing books by poets, standing where Dr. Joseph preached and learn of the role of St. Paul in the Civil Rights movement, and much more.

Summer Music Lessons

Ages 6 to 18

Piano Violin, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Guitar

FREE Drop-in lessons on Saturday, June 3rd and August 5th from 9 am to 2 pm

6 weeks of scheduled 30-minute private lessons + recital for $60 — starting June 10. Online registration will begin May 22. Register in person at the drop-in lessons on June 3.

We're celebrating our 16th year of music ensembles and instruction! We continue to serve every interested child, age 6 to 18, including those with disabilities.

If you believe, as we do, that learning to play an instrument can positively impact a child, please consider supporting Scrollworks with a monetary donation.

Thank you!!

As our student enrollment grew, so did our vision. After learning their basics on an instrument, many Scrollworks students join our ensembles. 

We offer several performing ensembles for both new and returning students. Certain prerequisite skills must be demonstrated and a placement audition may be required. 

Our ensembles:

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

Chamber Winds

Chamber Strings

Jazz Combo

Percussion Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Youth Choir 

Children's Choir (no audition required) 

Scrollworks Music School           

@ St. Paul United Methodist Church

1500 6th Ave N. Birmingham, AL 35203

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Office: 205-908-8843

Mailing Address: PO Box 811

Birmingham, AL 35201

Many thanks to these organizations!

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) supports PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level.