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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 to students of all ages in the Indiana community. 

Our summer 2015 session is 10 weeks long and officially begins on Monday, June 1, and will continue through August 9.

While we will be taking a break with our ensembles and Musikgarten classes, we will continue to offer piano and guitar classes.

In addition, we’re offering two one-week-long ukulele camps for children ages 8–10. Be sure to check out the details on our Classes page. It will be taught by IUP Music Education professor Dr. Laura Ferguson and will definitely be a really fun learning experience!

Spring offerings will, of course, continue to include private lessons on all available instruments with various levels of instructors.

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

Summer 2015 Registration Open!

Registration for all the classes, the ukulele camps, and lessons is officially open and will be through June 1. As it is during the fall/spring school-year, private lesson registration is flexible and ongoing throughout the summer session.

Note: The “Register Now” button below is only for students new to the IUP Community Music School. Anyone who has been a student in the past should simply email to register for the upcoming semester and with inquiries.

Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
IUP Community Music School
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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)
  • Musikgarten (NEW)
    Family Music for Babies (Newborns–18 months)
    Family Music for Toddlers (Ages 16 months–3 years)
    Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3–5 Years)


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: 724-357-4565
  • Music Dept. Office: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-7899
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.