Department of Music

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Whether you want to become a music educator, performer, composer, musicologist, or critic, at IUP you will be exposed to a range of instruments, music styles, and career options.

    Music Education, BSEd

    Music, BA

    Music Performance, BFA

    Music Minor

    Popular Music Studies Certificate

    (A bachelor’s degree in musical theater is offered through the Theater Department, which has open auditions for the musical.)

    Graduate Programs

    Whether your goal is to achieve your level II certification as a music teacher or heighten your musicianship for a career as a professional musician, IUP has the resources to bring your passion for music to its highest level.

    Music Education, MA

    Music Performance, MA

  • Auditions Fall 2021 Entrance

    Audition now for fall 2021 admission! Auditions will look a lot different this year. Instead of in-person audition days, we are accepting pre-recorded video auditions; or we will listen to you play on live virtual audition days on January 26, February 13, March 13, and April 10. Students who audition virtually or submit their video recording before February 1, 2021, are eligible for an Early Audition Award of $250 and receive first consideration for Music Merit Scholarships. Fill out and submit the Audition Information Form in order to schedule your audition. 

    All music majors are eligible for scholarships, which are determined based on your audition. 

    If you have any questions regarding scheduling an audition, please contact the department at 724-357-2391 or email

    Music Ensembles

    Our ensembles are available to any student, regardless of major. Any IUP student who has reached 15 credits of classes may participate in additional ensembles for zero credit, so you can be part of the IUP music scene without having to pay additional tuition. 

    I’m interested in joining an IUP music ensemble!

    Visit Our Alumni Spotlights

    Alumni Spotlights highlights achievements of Music Department alumni. Submit a nomination.