IUP Community Music School

  • IUP Community Music SchoolThe IUP Community Music School, located in Cogswell Hall, provides noncredit private lessons, ensembles, and classes in music year-round to students of all ages in the Indiana community. 

    Our spring 2016 session officially begins on Monday, January 25, one week after the start of the IUP fall semester, and will continue through May 6. Some classes and ensembles will begin slightly outside of these dates, so be sure to check the schedule for each carefully for the start of the class or ensemble that you’re interested in.

    Spring offerings will continue to include private lessons on all instruments with various levels of instructors, as well as ensembles, and various classes.

    Spring 2016 Registration Open

    Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open and for most offerings, will be open through January 31.

    Note 1: Ensemble and class registrations can happen after January 31, but only with the permission and approval of the ensemble director or class instructor.

    Note 2: As it is throughout the entire year, private lesson registration is flexible and ongoing throughout the semester; however, most students sign up for a full semester of lessons, or nearly the full semester, depending on their schedules. The spring 2016 semester is 14 weeks.

    Note 3: The crimson “Register Now” bar below is only for students NEW to the IUP Community Music School. Anyone who has been a student in the past should simply e-mail community-music@iup.edu to register for the upcoming semester and with inquiries.
    If the "Register Now" button does not work for you, please immediately e-mail community-music@iup.edu and let us know!

    Registration Fee: The IUP Community Music School assesses a $25 registration fee per individual student, per semester. This fee supports a very small portion of the total administrative costs associated with running the school.

    Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
    IUP Community Music School
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  • Lessons

    Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60-minutes are available in:

    • Brass
      (trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba)
    • Electric Bass
    • Guitar (as available, other fretted instruments such as mandolin and ukulele)
    • Percussion
    • Piano and Organ
    • Voice
    • Woodwinds
      (flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon)


    Evening and after-school ensembles include:

    • IUP Community Choir
      (age 14-adult)
    • Indiana Symphonic Winds
      (a community band, age 15-adult)
      NOTE: This group is combined with the collegiate IUP Concert Band, giving a rich experience to both college and community participants
    • Crimson Youth Choir
      (Primary and secondary students; offering the Voce select choir for older students, and the Crimson Children's Choir for younger students


    Classes include:


    Teachers include:

    • Teaching Apprentices
      (IUP music students recommended by their major studio professor)
    • Teaching Artists
      (area music teachers with bachelor's and/or master's degrees in music)
    • IUP Music Faculty
      (professors in the Music Department)
    • Specialty Artists
      (local musicians with expertise in unique musical styles, instruments, or ensembles)

    IUP String Project

    • String Program for Young Musicians
      Weekly private lessons and group lessons scheduled at different times throughout the year
    • Teacher-Training Program for IUP Music Students
      A comprehensive teacher-training program in which to develop, explore, and hone teaching skills for beginning to advanced students levels
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