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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 year-round to students of all ages in the Indiana community. 

Our Fall 2015 session officially begins on Monday, August 31, one week after the start of the IUP Fall semester, and will continue through December 11. Some classes and ensembles will begin slightly outside of these dates, so be sure to check the schedule carefully for the start of the class or ensemble that you’re interested in.

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

NEW Early Childhood Music Program! Being offered on Saturday mornings this fall is Music Together®, an internationally recognized music and movement program for children from birth through age five—and the grownups who love them. First offered in 1987, Music Together has been a pioneer in the field of early childhood music with innovative and high-quality music education and outreach programs that redefine what musical means. Now in 2,500 locations and 40 countries, it is highly research-based and is the brainchild of composer/musician Kenneth Gilmartin, founder of the Center for Music and Young Children, and Dr. Lili Levinowitz, a national authority on early childhood music and professor of Music Education at Rowan University. Be sure to look for more information on these classes in the classes section of our website.

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.

Fall 2015 Registration Open!

Registration for all IUPCMS classes, ensembles, and lessons is officially open and will be through September 11.

Note 1: Ensemble and class registrations can happen after September 11, but only with the permission and approval of the ensemble director or class instructor.

Note 2: As it is throughout the entire year, registrations for private lessons are 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 fall 2015 semester is 14 weeks.

Note 3: 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 e-mail to register for the upcoming semester and with inquiries.

Click here for the fall 2015 catalog.

Jeff Wacker, Arts-in-Education Services Coordinator
IUP Community Music School
Lively Arts | ArtsPath


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 Children's Choir
    (3rd-8th graders, offered at two levels: beginner and intermediate/advanced)


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
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.