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IUP Community Music School

IUP Community Music SchoolNow beginning its second semester, the IUP Community Music School, located in Cogswell Hall, provides noncredit private lessons, ensembles, and classes in music to students of all ages in the Indiana community. 

Our spring session begins Monday, January 27, and ends Saturday, April 26. Registration for spring classes and ensembles closes January 27. Registration for lessons is open and ongoing; register anytime.

Note: The “Register Now” button below is for new students only.

Returning Students: E-mail with inquiries.

Check back in April for summer offerings.

Jane Potter Baumer, Director

Download the catalog (pdf)


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

  • Brass
    (trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba)
  • Guitar
  • 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 14–adult)
  • Crimson Children’s Choir
    (3rd–8th graders, offered at two levels: beginner and intermediate/advanced)


Classes include:

  • Adult piano
    (beginning and intermediate)
  • Adult guitar
    (beginning and intermediate)
  • Laurel Highlanders Pipes and Drums
    (age 14-adult)
  • Kindermusik
    (for children from birth to age 4)


Teachers include:

  • Teaching apprentices
    (IUP student music majors and minors)
  • Teaching artists
    (area music teachers with bachelor’s and 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
Logo: All-Steinway School
  • Community Music School Address
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 107
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-3135
  • Music Dept. Office: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.